Safety Assessment of Cosmetics in the EU


Practical information

Date and location

The Safety Training Course will be held from Monday 5 February to Saturday 10 February 2024 at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Medical Campus Jette, Laarbeeklaan 103, 1090 Brussels, Belgium.

We’re handling online registration and online payment by credit card. Every registrant will automatically receive a PAID invoice.

Language and Course Notes

The official language of the course is English. No simultaneous translation will be provided.

Course Fee

The registrations fees for the Safety Assessment of Cosmetics in the EU will be:
Early Bird Registration fee (till 30 November 2023):
4.000 euro per participant 
Regular Registration fee (from 1 December 2023):
5.100 euro per participant* 
Students: 1.100 euro per participant. Students are kindly requested to send their proof of being a non-working, 100% student in sciences (chemistry, toxicology, pharmacy, medical doctor, biotechnology, etc...) to Fabienne Van Bamis to receive their unique discount code.

* Due to the increase of the university overhead from 17 to 20%, we unfortunately need to charge 3% more resulting in 5.100 euro per inscription. Our apologies for this inconvenience.

The course fee, payable by credit card covers all lessons, the course material and the participation to the exam. Also included are all the coffee breaks, lunches, the shuttle between the hotel & the campus and the social event.


Important note : Participants are responsible for booking their hotel room themselves. This is not an automatic process.

nhow Brussels Bloom ****, Rue Royale 250, 1210 Brussels, Belgium
T: +32 (0)2 220 66 11 • F: +32 (0)2 217 84 44

The nhow Brussels Bloom, formerly known as NH Brussels Bloom, is a place where globetrotters, business travelers and locals get together to eat, sleep, drink and create. Originally built in the 1970s, the hotel used to be Brussels’ most exclusive property and regularly welcomed stars like Michael Jackson and President Ronald Reagan. Throughout the years, the hotel has evolved from the most exclusive hotel in Brussels to an art hotel that celebrates creativity. 

Today, the hotel is decorated in a contemporary and stylish fashion. Plus, it’s packed with high-end furnishings, services and facilities. During your stay, you can workout with a view of the Brussels skyline on the eighth floor, grab breakfast at the Instagram-friendly Waffle Bar or explore the art installations that bring this wonderful building to life. The nhow Brussels Bloom is located in the lively Botanique area of Brussels. It’s surrounded by parks, concert venues and art galleries. In fact, it’s in the perfect spot for any art and culture enthusiast. Due to the hotel’s location, you’ll find it easy to explore the Grand Place, gorge on waffles and visit the Rue Neuve shopping district.

An innovative art hotel that celebrates creativity • In the Botanique area of the city, surrounded by museums, galleries and green spaces •  15 minutes away from Brussels airport and 10 minutes away from Brussels North station on foot

The hotel’s 305 guest rooms and suites have all been designed and decorated to replicate the appearance of an art gallery. While the blank and spacious rooms will spark your inspiration, the bathrooms replicate a photography darkroom. Most rooms also come with a city view and each contains modern luxuries like a coffee machine, an extra-wide flat screen television and an oversized infinity work desk. 

A free shuttle bus service will operate on a daily basis between nhow Brussels Bloom and the university.


During the course you can stay at nhow Brussels Bloom at special, well-negotiated rate. The rates are 130,00 euro/night from Saturday till Monday and 175,00 euro/night from Tuesday till Friday (breakfast, internet, fitness… included). 

book Hotel at special rate

Scientific Consultancy

With OVER 20 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE in organizing the 'Safety Assessment of Cosmetics in the EU – Training Course', we can provide you with a sound and independent scientific counselling with regard to safety of cosmetic and their ingredients for the EU market*:

• development and/or improvement of your Product Information File (PIF)
  Part A: cosmetic product safety information
  Part B: cosmetic product safety assessment
• support and guidance in general cosmetic safety assessment
• advise on regulatory requirements (product adherence with EU legislation)
• ensuring that information about your cosmetic products is accurate and well presented
• INCI Ingredient labelling
• Cosmetovigilance – follow up assessment

* According to the Cosmetic Regulation EC N° 1223/2009 cosmetics circulating in Europe must demonstrate the evidence of their conformity with the stipulated requirements in the form of a Product Information File (PIF). A PIF is the mandatory compilation of technical documentation with regard to the description, the manufacturing methods, claims substantiation and a Cosmetic Product Safety Report.


Registered participants who cannot attend the course may apply for a refund of the registration fee. A substitute delegate is, of course, welcome. Notification is made via e-mail. The participant is entitled to a refund, minus a service fee, according to the following guidelines:

  • 14 to 11 business days before starting date of the course - 25 % of the total amount
  • 10 to 6 business days before starting date of the course - 50 % of the total amount

Regrettably, no refunds will be made if notification is made less than 5 business days prior to the course.