Expat Centre Leiden in the Top Three of the PPS2018 Elections (Publiek-Private Collaboration 2018)

20 September 2018

Leiden, 20 September 2018 – The Expat Centre Leiden belongs to the top three in the election Public-Private Collaboration 2018 (PPS2018) organised by foundation CLOK. In the preselections the Expat Centre Leiden, a project by Economie71, already achieved a position in the top five. After intensive deliberation by the jury members a top three has been selected out of the original top five, amongst those is the Expat Centre Leiden. On November 1st – the National Day of EZ – the winner of the contest PPS2018 will be announced.

Appreciation for the ‘soft landing’  

In her selection criteria, the jury looked at the complete material that was sent in by the nominees, at the extent to which the organisation forms an example and at the originality of the projects. Concerning the Expat Centre Leiden, the jury mostly has admiration for the support offered during the ‘soft landing’ of the often highly educated expats in the region. “The Expat Centre does this with a mostly practical set of services performed by partners from the sectors business, education and government”.

See the ECL’s contribution to the election beneath:


The two other finalists are Green Chemistry Campus, Bergen op Zoom and DIME Hub Nissewaard.

About PPS2018

PPS2018 is organised under auspicies by the Foundation CLOK. CLOK operates almost completely alone in a unique niche, which is serving Public-Private markets. CLOK wants to promote local entrepreneurship and economic development through the  government and entrepreneurs. CLOK’s mission is: contribute to the power of a sustainable regional and local economy to strive for more prosperity, well-being and happiness.

November 1st 2018 the winner will be announced. The winner will be chosen by a jury consisting of 3 jurors. The jury bases their decision on the collaboration between at least two parties: public and private. More information on the election can be found at: http://clok.nl/nieuws/actueel/clok-nieuws/386-top3-beste-pps.