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Safety Assessment of Cosmetics in the EU


Programme of the training course

Practical information

Date and location

The Safety Course will be held from Monday 3 February to Saturday 8 February 2020 at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Medical Campus Jette, Laarbeeklaan 103, 1090 Brussels, Belgium.


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

Course Notes

Complete course notes will be available for all the participants.


Brussels is easily reachable by air, train or car. A map indicating the localisation of the campus is available.

Course Fee

The registration fee for the Safety Course is 4.450 euro (2019).

The course fee, payable online when completing the online registration, covers all lessons, examination costs, course notes, welcome reception, coffee breaks, daily shuttle bus between the hotel and the university and the guided excursion in Antwerp on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 with get-together and dinner. Lunches are served at the university and are also included in the course fee.

Social Programme

Sunday 2 February 2020: welcome gathering.

Wednesday 5 February 2020: guided visit to Antwerp, get-together and course dinner.


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

In 2007, Hotel BLOOM! renewed the hotel and invited 287 creative young artists from different European countries to paint the rooms of the hotel and make it something unique for the guests. Now guests have the luxury to choose their own favorite room with a hand painted fresco on the wall by their own interpretation of the word ‘bloom’.

The hotel is located near the botanical gardens. With lots of flowers, plants, trees and herbs blossom the whole year. “To bloom” means “to open”, “to grow or to flourish” what totally echoes the building of the hotel.

Overall, at BLOOM! You’ll find no stuck up rules. Forget dress codes or bell boys. We attract people that have an open mind. Because we do things differently!

305 rooms in 7 different types • SmoodS - Living Room, Kitchen and Music (see • 12 colourful meeting rooms • OO! Restaurant for our WOOW Breakfast Buffet and group meals • Free state-of-the-art fitness on the top floor • We offer 2 bottles of mineral water per room, feel free to fill the mini bar with your own favorite drinks. The hotel does not provide room service but you can always order lunch or dinner from the Smoods (restaurant) • Free WIFI in the entire hotel • Botanique concert halls just next door. Discounts on concerts, exhibitions as a hotel BLOOM! guest. • Our interactive TV system allows you to listen to your own music, play Angry Birds, read our dining suggestions, and lots more! You can also use features of the system on your iPad, iPhone and laptop • Enjoy our state-of-the art fitness on the 8th floor of the hotel, with a great view on Brussels. Everything for your cardio or muscular workout is present as well as free towels, fruit and water.

A free shuttle bus service will operate on a daily basis between Hotel BLOOM! and the university.


During the course you can stay at Hotel Bloom! at very special, well-negotiated rates (breakfast, internet, fitness… included).

Payment is not included in the course fee and will be asked at check-out.

Book direct with the Hotel at a 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.