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Registration Now Open - Cosmetics Europe General Assembly 2014: "Consumers at the Heart"

12/06/14
The President of Cosmetics Europe, Fabio Franchina; and the Director-General, Bertil Heerink, request the pleasure of your company at the 2014 annual General Assembly in Brussels on 12-13 June 2014.

Our General Assembly will focus on the crucial role of the consumer in every aspect of our thinking. This will feature an address from the EU Commissioner for Consumer Policy, Neven Mimica, on the European Consumer Agenda.

To register, please click here. Don’t miss this opportunity as spaces are limited!

12 June 2014

Venue: The Square Brussels Meeting Centre - Glass Entrance, rue Mont des Arts, B-1000 Brussels

14.00 – 14.30 - Welcome Coffee


14.30 – 17.30 - Open Session: "Consumers at the heart"

Speakers:

  • Key note speaker: EU Commissioner Neven Mimica – "The European Consumer Agenda"
  • Dr. Hubert Mandery, Director General European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) – "Perspectives from the chemical industry"
  • Robert Madelin, Director General DG Connect, European Commission – "The European Community of Practice: Perspectives on Self Regulation"
  • Peter Wennström, President, The Healthy Marketing Team
  • Jeanine Recckio, Beauty Futurologist, Mirror Mirror Imagination Group

 

19.30 – 23.00 - Gala Dinner General Assembly

Venue: Royal Museum of Fine Arts - rue de la Régence 3, B-1000 Brussels

Keynote Speaker: Noëlle Lenoir, Former Minister for European Affairs, France

13 June 2014

09.00 – 15.00 - Cosmetics Europe Meetings

Venue: Cosmetics Europe - avenue Herrmann-Debroux 40, B-1160 Brussels


Should you wish to book accommodation, further information can be found on the registration page.

 

 

Registration Now Open - Cosmetics Europe Conference 2014: “Cosmetics at the Crossroads of Science and Regulation”

10/06/14
 

SCCS publishes balanced report on aluminium in cosmetics

15/04/14

Cosmetics Europe welcomes the Commission’s independent Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) draft Opinion on the safety of aluminium in cosmetic products.


  • Aluminiumstatement_SCCS_April2014 (120.07 KB) Download
 

Cosmetics Europe Recommendation on use of MIT

14/12/13

Cosmetics Europe, following discussions with the European Society of Contact Dermatitis (ESCD), recommends that the use of Methylisothiazolinone (MIT) in leave on skin products including cosmetic wet wipes is discontinued. This action is recommended in the interests of consumer safety in relation to adverse skin reactions. It is recommended that companies do not wait for regulatory intervention under the Cosmetics Regulation but implement this recommendation as soon as feasible.


 

Press statement MIT recommendation

13/12/13

Cosmetics Europe, the personal care association, is today issuing an industry-wide recommendation to discontinue the use of the preservative Methylisothiazolinone (MIT) in leave-on skin cosmetics and personal care products.  The recommendation is made in the interests of consumer health and in response to recent clinical data which shows an increase in adverse skin reactions to this ingredient.


  • Press statement MIT recommendation (107.50 KB) Download
 

Change in scope of PHMB Consortium activity

06/11/13

The Cosmetics Europe Technical Ingredient Consortium on Poly(hexamethylene)biguanide hydrochloride (PHMB) has changed the scope of its support activity. The Consortium is preparing a complete safety dossier for submission to the European Commission in the frame of Article 15 in the EU Cosmetics Regulation (EC/1223/2009).

This is needed to support the continued safe use of this preservative in cosmetics on the EU market. However, the Consortium has decided to no longer support the use of PHMB in propellant driven aerosol spray products.

Contact: Evelyn Coelis (ecoelis@cosmeticseurope.eu).

 

Cosmetics Europe welcomes application of EU Cosmetics Regulation

11/07/13

Cosmetics Europe, the trade association representing the European cosmetics and personal care industry, today welcomed the application of the European Cosmetics Regulation.  The Regulation, which came into force in early 2010 alongside the existing Directive, becomes as of 11th July 2013 the sole legislative tool for the European Cosmetics Industry.


  • 11th July press statement (26.96 KB) Download
 

Cosmetics Europe 2013 General Assembly Press Statement

13/06/13

Speaking today at the Cosmetics Europe General Assembly, President Fabio Franchina and Director-General Bertil Heerink reported a steady growth in the European personal care market, with sales for 2012 of EUR 72 billion. This figure, representing a 0.8 % year on year growth despite the difficulties of the current economic climate, puts the European market sector as the world leader by a considerable margin, with a market size almost double that of the US and Japan combined.


  • Cosmetics Europe 2013 General Assembly Press Statement (48.85 KB) Download
 

Press Statement: "Cosmetics Europe regrets European Union decision to proceed with marketing ban: science gaps not respected" - 11-03-2013

11/03/13

Cosmetics Europe regrets the timing of today’s entry into force of the marketing ban for cosmetic products containing ingredients tested on animals in order to meet EU cosmetics requirements. The ban ignores the reality that science is not yet ready to bridge existing knowledge gaps and that non-animal alternatives cannot address all ingredient safety questions. Furthermore, the ban acts as a brake on innovation for the European cosmetics industry while achieving little to improve global animal welfare.


  • Marketing Ban 11-03-2013 (77.71 KB) Download
 

Press Statement: ‘Cruelty-free’ claims for cosmetics ‘misleading for public’ 06-12-2012

06/12/12

Cosmetics Europe denounces today’s ‘Cruelty-Free Beauty Day’ in the European Parliament. Branding products as ’cruelty-free’ is misleading policymakers and public. Furthermore, it undermines the real work in developing viable alternative methods to fully eliminate animal testing for ingredients in cosmetics.

For further information, please contact Colin Mackay (cmackay@cosmeticseurope.eu).


  • Cosmetics Europe Press release 06-12-2012 (286.85 KB) Download
 

Press Statement: Prospective Commissioner Borg's statement on cosmetics will "jeopardise progress in animal welfare" 14-11-2012

14/11/12

Cosmetics Europe said today that prospective Commissioner Tonio Borg’s statements on the Cosmetics Directive will jeopardise progress in animal welfare and undermine EU leadership in global animal welfare. This follows Mr. Borg’s hearing at the European Parliament yesterday (13 November). Mr. Borg’s commitment to conclude the introduction of the March 2013 ban without addressing the scientific reality or consumer needs is an issue of great concern.


  • Press release DG SANCO 14-11-2012 (410.32 KB) Download
 

EPAA 8th Annual conference 16-11-2012

15/10/12

 

EPAA 8th Annual conference
16 November 2012

Cosmetics Europe and other EPAA partners are committed to pooling knowledge, research and resources to accelerate the development, validation and acceptance of 3Rs (Replacement, Reduction, Refinement) alternative approaches at an international scale. Being aware of the fact that alternatives to animal testing can only turn into a real success if implemented globally, it has been decided that the lead theme of the 2012 EPAA activities – and, consequently, also the focus of the 2012 Annual Conference – would be the "Development and Implementation of 3R methodologies through International Cooperation".

Regulators, high-level industry and Commission representatives will debate the latest opportunities and perspectives on cooperation on 3Rs at a global scale.
For further details, please read the 2012 annual conference page on the EPAA website: http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/epaa/3_2_conf_2012.htm

Online Registration is available on the EPAA website at
http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/epaa/3_2_conf_2012.htm

Venue:
European Commission
Centre de Conférences Albert Borschette (CCAB)
54 rue Froissart
1040 Brussels

 

European Parliament Lunch Debate - Beauty in Advertising: A Responsible Approach? 14-11-2012

02/10/12

Event date: 14 November 2012
European Parliament, Salon Privés, Ground Floor, ASP Building, Brussels


Event hosted by:

Britta Thomsen, MEP, and Barbara Matera, MEP (tbc), and Cosmetics Europe - The Personal Care Association

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Programme:

12.00 - 12.30
Welcome

12.30 - 14.30
Introductory speech:
Britta Thomsen, Barbara Matera (tbc)

The NGO perspective:
Leanda Barrington - Communication and Media Officer, European Women's Lobby

The industry perspective:
Loic Armand - Chair Strategic Team "Self-Regulation on Advertising" (L'Oréal)

Closing remarks:
Isabelle Martin - Member
Strategic Team "Self-Regulation on Advertising" (Estée Lauder)

Question and answer session

 

Discover how:

The cosmetics industry promotes responsible advertising.

The cosmetics industry proactively engages with stakeholders.

Self-regulation can provide a for consumers' potential concerns.

 

To ensure your participation, contact:
Marie Blanchard, Public Affairs Manager, mblanchard@cosmeticseurope.eu
Should you need an entry pass, please provide: Last name, First name, ID Number and Nationality before November 5, 2012

 

Intensive Course in Dermato-Cosmetic Sciences (Brussels, 10-14 September 2012)

27/07/12

Intensive Course in Dermato-Cosmetic Sciences (Brussels, 10-14 September 2012)

The 26th edition of the Intensive Course in Dermato-Cosmetic Sciences will take place on 10-14 September in Brussels, at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.  The course is run by Vera Rogiers, André Barel, Diane Roseeuw, with the support of S.A. Beiersdorf N.V., Belgium.

The course aims to train specialists for the cosmetic industry, the dermatologically oriented pharmaceutical industry and it is for professionals in research and development, scientists, marketeers and training people involved in dermato-cosmetics. The course will touch upon various issues such as:

- Skin care and barrier function of the skin

- Sun, skin and ageing

- Legislative aspects of dermato-cosmetic products

- Safety of dermato-cosmetic products

- Efficacy testing of cosmetics

High level lecturers from academia and industry will provide reliable scientific information, as well as insights concerning the new EU regulatory framework in the cosmetics industry.

Dr. Gerald Renner from Cosmetics Europe will introduce the new Cosmetic Regulation (Recast) and its implementation in the cosmetics industry.

For further questions concerning the programme, registration and additional information please click here.

 

Launch of the Cosmetics Europe Guiding Principles on Self Regulation in Advertising

21/06/12

Cosmetics Europe has launched Guiding Principles on responsible advertising and marketing communication. This is a voluntary and self-regulatory initiative which shows the commitment of the industry to standards for responsible cosmetics advertising in Europe, addressing consumer concerns about potential negative impacts of cosmetics advertising. The principles provide concrete recommendations relating to various aspects of cosmetics advertising in the areas of advertising sincerity and social responsibility. Advertising sincerity covers product claims substantiation and image honesty. Socially responsible advertising is described as responsible advertising and marketing communication which respect the human being, body image and human dignity. A Charter setting out the overall standards accompany these Guiding Principles.


  • Statement SRA Charter (316.05 KB) Download
  • Guiding Principles (842.41 KB) Download
 

Statement: Cosmetics Europe brings the worldwide cosmetics industry together for a high level Business Forum

15/06/12

The European cosmetics association is hosting its annual General Assembly in Brussels this week. In addition to the member meetings, a high level Business Forum has been organised to discuss challenges and opportunities for the industry, in the context of this year’s theme of sustainability, under the banner “Science, Beauty and Care: Enriching society for future generations. The Business Forum, moderated by the journalist Jonathan Dimbleby, welcomed over a hundred industry stakeholders from all over the world. Commissioner Tajani sent a keynote message to open the Forum.


  • Statement GA 2012 FINAL version 15 06 12 (266.68 KB) Download
 

Cosmetics Europe launches new hair colorant consumer website: "colour well – colour wise"

12/06/12

Cosmetics Europe – The Personal Care Association has launched a new consumer website “colour well - colour wise” www.colourwell-colourwise.eu.

The website gives clear information about how to colour your hair safely. The website has been designed to be very user-friendly and engaging for all consumers of hair colorant products.


  • Statement hair colorants website launch (222.07 KB) Download
 

Find out more about the cosmetics industry's contribution to sustainability all over the world

11/06/12

Following our exhibition at the European Parliament in May, we have made available the digital information via our website. During the exhibition, 2000 people came to learn about the industry’s work in the field of sustainability. Touch screens showed people at different stages of their lives and the impact of sustainability projects at those times. Click here to go to the section

 

Press Conference on 14 June at 12.30 – members of the press are invited

23/05/12

Press Conference

Solvay Library, Brussels

14 June 2012, 12.30 - 13.00

 

Come and hear about the Cosmetics Europe commitment to sustainability and see a presentation giving the latest figures on the European cosmetics industry from:

- Fabio Franchina, Cosmetics Europe President

- Bertil Heerink, Cosmetics Europe Director-General

The Cosmetics Europe communication on sustainability will be presented.

 

The press conference takes place during the Cosmetics Europe General Assembly. In the afternoon, members of the press are welcome to attend the high level Business Forum on Challenges and Opportunities for the Cosmetics Industry (Solvay Library at 14:00-17:00), moderated by Jonathan Dimbleby.

For more information about the programme and to register for the press conference and the Business Forum, please go to the front page of our website.

 

Please note that only accredited journalists will be able to attend the press conference.

 

European cosmetics industry accompanies EU Vice-President Tajani to the United States on a “mission for growth”, 11 May 2012

11/05/12

Cosmetics Europe is taking part in the European Commission’s high level visit to the United States. The Cosmetics Europe President, Fabio Franchina, and Director-General, Bertil Heerink, are accompanying EU Commissioner Tajani, Vice-President of the European Commission. The delegation includes representatives of leading industry sectors from the European Union, who will have the opportunity to meet key political and business leaders in Washington DC and New York City.


  • Statement US mission (265.28 KB) Download
 

Cosmetics Europe Housewarming 29-02-2012

01/03/12

Over a hundred stakeholders came together at the new office of Cosmetics Europe to celebrate the new name for the 50 year old European cosmetics association. Cosmetics Europe's President, Fabio Franchina, looked forward to the future of this dynamic industry and the Director-General, Bertil Heerink, highlighted 50 years of the members working together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The President, Fabio Franchina (seen here on the right), cuts a celebratory cake of the Cosmetics Europe logo, together with Bertil Heerink, Director-General, and the architect for the new office, Eve Bouvy.

 

 

 

 

 

European Parliament Exhibition, 8-9-10 May 2012

15/02/12


Science, Beauty and Care - Looking to future generations

Sustainability in the cosmetics industry


  • Exhibition hosted by Françoise Grossetête, MEP and Cosmetics Europe - The Personal Care Association
  • European Parliament, “Espace Couloir”, 3rd Floor, ASP Building, Brussels

 

“From birth to maturity” – Cosmetics Europe welcomes you to its showcase of sustainable innovation in our daily lives.

See how:

  • working with communities in Europe and globally can change lives and improve employability
  • taking care of your appearance and well-being can improve confidence and self esteem contributing to healthy ageing
  • innovation in science is leading to a more sustainable society

 

For further information contact : Julie Vermooten, Public Affairs Director (jvermooten@colipa.be)

 

 

Programme for Cosmetics Europe General Assembly 2012, Brussels

15/02/12


Science, Beauty and Care: Enriching society for future generations

For the 50th anniversary of the European cosmetics association, top business leaders come together in Brussels with international collaborators and key stakeholders

12 June 2012

20.00 - 22.30 Welcome Dinner (Royal Windsor, Brussels)

13 June 2012

08.30 - 17.00 Cosmetics Europe Member Meetings (Cosmetics Europe, Brussels)

18.30 - 20.00 Reception celebrating the "Look Good...Feel Better" initiative (Concert Noble, Brussels)

20.30 - 23.30 Look Good... Feel Better Dinner (Concert Noble, Brussels)

 

14 June 2012

09.00 - 13.00 Key paths for innovation - challenges and opportunities in science and regulatory: Forum, Solvay Library, Brussels

Moderated by Dr. Thomas Foerster, Henkel, Cosmetics Europe Board of Directors

SPEAKERS:

09.15 Endocrine Disrupters - Activities by the EU Joint Research Center, Dr. Paolo Castello, Joint Research Centre (JRC). Download presentation

09.50 Challenges in nanocosmetics technologies, Professor Dr. Marcel Van de Voorde, Technical University of Delft, expert in nanotechnology.    Download presentation

10.30 Coffee break

11.00 New considerations for safety assessment of cosmetics - SCCS Notes of guidance, Professor Vera Rogiers, Free University of Brussels, member of the SCCS. Download presentation

11.30 Highlights of Cosmetics Europe Research Programme on Alternatives To Animal Testing, Dr. Horst Wenck, Chair of Cosmetics Europe Strategic Project Team on Alternatives to Animal Testing. Download presentation

11.50 EU Commission - Cosmetics Europe Research joint research program on Alternative Approaches: SEURAT-1 and cross cluster activities, Dr. Elisabet Berggren, Joint Research Centre (JRC). Download presentation

12.20 "How to deal with emerging technologies? A responsible EU approach for nanotechnology", Dr. Martin Seychell, Deputy Director General DG SANCO, European Commission Download presentation


12.30 - 13.00 President's Press Conference, Solvay Library, Brussels

13.00 - 14.00 Lunch, Solvay Library, Brussels

 

14.00 - 17.00 Business Forum, Solvay Library, Brussels

Business leaders speak – Strategic forum on the industry’s future

"Challenges and opportunities for the Cosmetics Industry”

Forum moderated by Jonathan Dimbleby, Journalist


14.00 Welcome by Bertil Heerink, Director-General, Cosmetics Europe

 

PERSPECTIVES FROM:

14.05 Message from the Vice-President of the European Commission and EU Commissioner for Industry and Entrepreneurship, Commissioner Antonio Tajani represented by Diego Canga Fano, Head of Cabinet for Commissioner Tajani

14.15 Views from our Global Business Leaders

14.25 Introduction by Fabio Franchina, President, Cosmetics Europe

 

14.30 - 15.30 Panel Session 1

Giorgio Squinzi, President Confindustria/CEFIC
Shinzo Maeda, President JCIA (Japanese Cosmetic Industry Association)
Dagmar Schumacher, Director, Brussels Office, UN Women
Diego Canga Fano, Head of Cabinet for Commissioner Tajani


15.45 - 16.45 Panel Session 2

Jacqueline Minor, Director for Consumer Policy at the Directorate General for Health and Consumers of the European Commission Download presentation
Amarjit Sahota, President of Organic Monitor and Organiser of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit. To receive the presentation, please email services@organicmonitor.com
Henryk Orfinger, CEO, Dr. Irena Eris (SME)
Karsten Langer, ECVA

 

18.30-23.30 Gala for Cosmetics Europe’s 50th Anniversary- Walking dinner followed by the closing gala concert of the 75th edition of the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition, under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Fabiola of Belgium, Beaux-Arts, Salle Henry Leboeuf, Brussels

 

15 June 2012

Cosmetics Europe Member Meetings

All details regarding accomodation and financial information can be found under the registration site.

Click here to Register!

 


 

Cosmetics Europe sets up a technical ingredient consortia on 4 cosmetic ingredients

08/02/12

Technical ingredient consortia are created on Formaldehyde (CAS No 50-00-0), Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) (CAS number: 541-02-6), Polyaminopropylbiguanide (PHMB) (CAS numbers: 32289-58-0 / 27083-27-8) and Aluminium salts. The aim of the consortia is to prepare and submit safety dossiers related to the use of these ingredients in cosmetic products in order to ensure their continued use under the EU cosmetics legislation.

The technical ingredient consortia managed by Cosmetics Europe are self-funded consortia which are open to Cosmetics Europe members as well as non-members including suppliers. Consortium members will accept to contribute a share of the costs incurred by the consortium and to accept the conditions stipulated in the consortium contract, which will be developed and agreed by the consortium members. Consortium costs can entail costs for legal support, technical support from an external consultant, purchase of data, funding of studies, etc.

A call for participation in the above mentioned consortia is currently ongoing. The deadline for response is 15 February.

 

For further information and/or to express interest in participation in any of the above mentioned consortia, please contact Cosmetics Europe (ecoelis@colipa.be).

 

Cosmetics Europe's statement on SEURAT meeting, Lisbon 08-02-2012

08/02/12

Lisbon, 08 February 2012 – Cosmetics Europe has pledged a further €8million for its research programme into finding alternatives to animal testing, it was announced at the annual SEURAT-1 meeting in Lisbon today.


  • Seurat meeting lisbon 08 02 12 FINAL (286.04 KB) Download
 

"Cosmetics Europe - The Personal Care Assocation" - new name for the European Cosmetics Association

23/01/12


Brussels, 23 January 2012 – The European Cosmetics Association, formerly named “Colipa”, will now be called “Cosmetics Europe – The Personal Care Association”. The association has been representing European cosmetic companies and national associations for fifty years.


  • Cosmetics Europe Press Statement FINAL 23 01 12 (301.16 KB) Download
 

The European Cosmetics Association moves offices … new address from 16 January 2012

10/01/12

Colipa, The European Cosmetics Association, has a new address from 16 January 2012.
The new address is:

Avenue Hermann-Debroux 40
B-1160 Auderghem
Brussels
Belgium
Tel: +32.2.227.66.10
Fax:+32.2.227.66.27

The telephone numbers and email addresses of staff remain the same.

Please note that the offices will be closed during the move on 12 and 13 January, during which time the email may not be functioning normally.

 

Colipa contributes to research into inhalation exposure

10/01/12

Abstract

The consumer exposure to the vast majority of cosmetic products is limited to dermal contact. Even spray applications tend to be topically exposed to skin or hair. Besides this skin contact, spray products require additional considerations in regard to potential inhalation for building a robust and reliable safety assessment.

Over the years, cosmetic industry developed prediction models for the best estimate of inhalation exposure combining data from computer simulation programs available in the market, individual real measured data and last but not least the experience from the market. Such attempt is driven by the toxicological profile of individual used ingredients. The focus of this review is on the determination of inhalation exposure, and the derivation of safe exposure levels for cosmetic spray products. Many of the methods employed to ensure product safety of cosmetic sprays in accordance with the general requirements of the EC Cosmetics Directive are based on industry experience which are not necessarily consistent across companies.

This paper presents an approach to compile common principles for risk assessment and thus contribute to standardisation of safety assessment methodologies utilized for spray product evaluation without interfering with the flexibility of the individual safety assessor. It is based on the experience within the author's companies and may be useful as a support document as well for SME (Small and Medium Enterprises) companies safety assessors. In this respect it can be seen as one fundamental step in a tiered approach of cosmetic spray safety evaluation.

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Further information and the full text can be found under Elsevier Toxicology Letters.

 

Save the date: Colipa General Assembly, 13-14-15 June 2012

13/12/11

Colipa’s General Assembly 2012 will take place in Brussels on

13, 14 and 15 June 2012

Draft programme of the event:

13 June

- Colipa member meetings

- Gala dinner

14 June

- Regulatory Forum

- Strategic Business Forum

- Colipa 50th Anniversary celebrations

15 June

- Colipa member meetings

 

Bertil Heerink, Colipa’s Director-General to give a keynote speech at Sustainable Cosmetics Summit, Paris, 28-30/11/2011

16/11/11

 

 


Colipa’s Director-General,
Bertil Heerink, will address “The Sustainable Cosmetics Summit” in Paris on 28 November 2011.

 



The next Sustainable Cosmetics Summit will take place in Paris on 28-30 November 2011.  It is the 6th of a series of international meetings, organised by Organic Monitor, concentrated on top issues regarding sustainability, natural, organic, fair trade and ecological products and related to the cosmetics industry. The major topics to be discussed during the upcoming meeting are marketing and distribution innovations and the continuous growth in sustainable ingredients use in cosmetics. The main aim of this summit is to promote sustainable solutions in the cosmetics industry. Key stakeholders will debate and discuss together these top issues during a high-level forum.

 

Ahead of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit, Bertil Heerink talked to Cosmetics Design Europe about the importance of sustainability in the cosmetics industry. To read the article, please click here!

 

Colipa Training Workshop "Practical Aspects of the EU Cosmetics Regulation" 7-9 November 2011

24/10/11

 

 

Workshop overview

The implementation phase of the new EU Cosmetics Regulation is entering into a crucial stage. Important decisions and preparations need to be made by companies now, in order to make sure they:

•    understand the legal roles and responsibilities along the supply chain
•    can utilise and benefit from the new electronic product notification
•    are able to identify nanomaterials and pre-notify products containing them
•    know how to update their product information files / safety reports
•    have systems in place to report serious undesirable effects to the authorities
•    understand the common criteria for product claims
•    …

Colipa has been closely involved over the past two years in the European Commission Working Groups on Implementation Guidelines. Work has progressed to a point that practical, hands on guidance can be given to companies.

Whether you are a cosmetic manufacturer, importer, trade association, supplier distributor, or consultant - this 3 day training workshop should allow you to take the right decisions and ‘do the right thing’ in order to ensure compliance with the new regulatory requirements.

Programme outline

Monday November 7
10:00–12:30 Understanding the EU Cosmetics Regulation
•    What has changed compared to the Cosmetics Directive
•    Main requirements requiring practical adaptations
Lunch at Hotel Dolce
14:00–15:00 Roles and Responsibilities along the supply chain
15:00-16:00 General Criteria for Claims
•    Content and legal status of the EC criteria for claims – how will this affect current practice
16:00-17:00 Question and answers
Welcome Dinner at Hotel Dolce

Tuesday November 8
9:00–11:00 Electronic Product Notification
•    Introduction to the EU CPNP (Cosmetic Product notification Portal)
11:00-13:00 Break-out session for practical exercises on the CPNP
Lunch at Hotel Dolce
14:00-15:00 Plenary session : Questions and answers on the CPNP
15:00-17:00 Nanomaterials

•    Criteria to determine if an ingredient qualifies as a nanomaterial
•    Notification procedure for nanomaterials – link to CPNP
•    Practical aspects of nanolabeling
Workshop Dinner at the Theatre the Vaudeville, Brussels

Wednesday November 9
9:00–11:00 Cosmetovigilance – Serious Undesirable Effects
•    Handling of undesirable effect reports, Causality Assessment
•    Reporting of serious undesirable effects (EC Guidelines)
11:00-13:00 Break-out session : Practical exercises on causality assessment and reporting of Serious Undesirable Effect
Lunch at Hotel Dolce
14:30-16:30 Product Information File and Cosmetic Safety Report
•    Presentation of Colipa PIF Guidelines and Outlook to EC Guidelines on Safety Assessment
16:30-17:00 Wrap-up and Farewell

More information

Target audience: Technical regulatory and compliance staff from EU and international companies in their capacity as cosmetic product manufacturers, importers or distributors, national cosmetic association,  raw material suppliers, regulator consultants to cosmetic companies.

Maximum number of participants: Limited to 100 to allow reasonably sized break-out groups.

Price: Colipa is a non-profit organization. The workshop fees are calculated on a break-even basis. Indicated prices include hotel accommodation (2 nights), all meals – including the official conference dinner, and participation fee. Participation of Colipa members is subsidized from the general Colipa budget.

Colipa members: 550 € per person (VAT incl.)
Members of Colipa member associations: 750 € per person (VAT incl.)
Non-members: 900 € per person (VAT incl.)

Speakers: Presentations and trainings will be given by Colipa staff and members of the Colipa expert working groups who are closely involved in the Regulation implementation work of Colipa and the European Commission

Training materials: Presentations and workshop documentation will be based on the latest (draft) versions of Colipa and European Commission Guidelines and tools.

 

 


Registration: You can register by clicking on the button above

More information : Please contact Orla Fenlon at Colipa’s Technical Regulatory Department

Venue

Dolce La Hulpe Brussels
135, Chaussée de Bruxelles, 1310 La Hulpe, BEL



 

 


  • Draft Programme - Workshop 7-9.11.2011 (420.94 KB) Download
 

Colipa statement on the WC8 Debriefing at the European Parliament, 18 October 2011

19/10/11

Brussels, 19 October 2011 – Colipa, the European Cosmetics Association, organised last night a Debriefing event in the European Parliament on the key findings from the 8th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences (WC8), which was held in Montreal in August. The European Commission’s Technical Report, which was published on 13 September 2011, was also discussed.


  • WC8 debriefing event press statement FINAL 19 10 11 (295.50 KB) Download
 

The latest CD with Colipa Statistics 2010 is now available for ordering on the Colipa website

17/10/11

You can now order the Colipa Statistics 2010 CD through our website, under the Publications sector.

Colipa members can order the CD for free.

 

Save the date - On 18 October 2011, in the European Parliament, Colipa is organising a Debriefing on the World Congress on Alternatives

14/10/11

 

EPAA (The European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing), Annual Conference, 9 November 2011, Brussels

12/10/11


EPAA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2011

INTEGRATED TESTING STRATEGIES (ITS) AND THEIR IMPACT ON THE 3RS


Brussels, 9 November 2011, 9h30-17h30
European Commission Charlemagne Building, 107 rue de la Loi


ITS are widely used in industry for internal decision making and safety assessment.
However, although regulatory schemes allow for ITS, regulatory acceptance of data or decisions generated under ITS need substantive improvement.

Authorities, industry, academia, NGOs, services of the European Commission and other stakeholders are invited

to share their views on the outcome of a recent EPAA Workshop: What makes an ITS fit for regulatory purposes?
What are the next steps to promote regulatory acceptance of ITS-generated decisions?

Background information will be presented from work done in the EU Scientific Committees,  EU research policy (OSIRIS) and FDA


ONLINE REGISTRATION

To register, please click here!
Further information and the full event programme can be found on the EPAA website.



CALL FOR POSTERS

As in previous years there will be an exhibition of posters related to the theme of the year (for 2011, Integrated Testing Strategies).
PDFs of the Posters submitted should be sent at entr-epaa@ec.europa.eu no later than 21st October.
Printed posters should be sent no later than 28th October to:


EPAA Industry Secretariat

Att. Jonathan Crozier
15B Avenue Herrmann Debroux
1160 Brussels
BELGIUM


  • EPAA_conf_2011_prog (851.88 KB) Download
 

Update on the 8th World Congress on Alternatives to Animal Testing

03/10/11

New section on our website, under the Alternative Methods - please click here!

 

Colipa welcomes Commission report on alternatives to animal testing

14/09/11

Brussels, 14 September 2011 – Colipa, the European Cosmetics Association, welcomes the publication of the European Commission’s annual progress report on the development of alternative methods to animal testing for cosmetic purposes.

The Commission’s report, published on Tuesday, highlights the enormous progress made in finding alternative methods to animal testing. It also acknowledges that there are not sufficient alternative methods yet available for a number of health effects. This has been confirmed by several stakeholders, including many of the world’s top scientists - most recently at the 8th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences (WC8), held in Montreal, Canada in August 2011 (http://www.wc8.ccac.ca/).


  • Colipa Press Statement 14 September 2011 FINAL (288.81 KB) Download
 

Colipa acknowledges significant progress on alternative methods and re-affirms its commitment

08/09/11

Brussels, 8 September 2011 – Colipa (the European Cosmetics Association) presented the progress it has made in developing alternatives to animal testing to an audience of international scientists, industry associations, NGOs and regulators at the 8th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences (WC8), in Montreal, Canada (http://www.wc8.ccac.ca/).


  • Colipa WC8 Statement 2 08 09 11 FINAL PDF (327.38 KB) Download
 

Save the date - On 18 October 2011, in the European Parliament, Colipa is organising a Debriefing on the World Congress on Alternatives

05/09/11

Debrief EP 18 Oct 2011

 

Colipa statement on Montreal World Congress on Alternatives to Animal Testing, 23.08.11

23/08/11

Brussels, 23 August 2011 – Colipa (the European Cosmetics Association) has presented a range of new initiatives it has taken in developing alternatives to animal testing to a global gathering of scientists, associations, NGOs and regulators in Montreal, Canada.

The 8th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences, also known as WC8, has focused on the ‘3Rs’ – Replacement, Reduction and Refinement – and features presentations and exhibitions from leading experts in alternatives to animal testing. Dr Horst Wenck, Chair of Colipa’s Strategic Project Team on Alternatives said: "WC8 provides an important meeting place for a range of stakeholders to discuss progress on testing without animals, and it is clear that Colipa has made significant progress in developing and evaluating new alternative models through its collaborative work. Colipa’s efforts include the joint European Commission’s Health programme initiative on alternatives, the SEURAT – 1 initiative. The cosmetics industry, through Colipa, is spending €37m between 2007 and 2014 on research into alternatives. This is more than any other sector, producing some notable successes. ”


  • Colipa WC8 23 08 11 statement FINAL (256.90 KB) Download
 

Intensive Course in Dermato Cosmetic Sciences, Brussels,12 -16 September 2011

11/08/11

This international course has been organized in 1992 and from 1995 on every year. Because of its overwhelming success it will be organized again this year. The course offers an intensive training programme, designed for those of graduate and postgraduate status, in the field of dermato-cosmetic sciences. Our aspiration is not only to provide up-to-date reliable scientific information of university standard regarding the preparation and production of chemically and toxicologically well defined products, but also of the close interaction between dermatologic or cosmetic products and the skin as a living organ. The course is aimed to form specialists for the cosmetic industry, the dermatologically oriented pharmaceutical industry and for professionals in research and development, scientists, marketeers and training people involved in dermato-cosmetics.

To find the programme and register, please use the document below or click the following link:

http ://dercoscourse.vub.ac.be

 

 


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IVTS – In Vitro Toxicology Society, Annual Meeting, Liverpool (UK), 8-9 November 2011

01/08/11

IVTS – In Vitro Toxicology Society, Annual Meeting, Liverpool (UK), 8-9 November 2011

For further information and to register: www.regonline.co.uk/ivts2011

DAY 1 AM: Nanotoxicology-Prof. Vicki Stone (Heriot-Watt University), Dr. Martin J. D. Clift (University of Bern), Dr. Geja Oostingh (University of Salzburg)
DAY 1 PM: Organelle toxicity: Mitochondria and ER-Dr. James Dykens (EyeCyte Therapeutics), Dr. George Kass (EFSA), Dr. Kelvin Cain (MRC Toxicology Unit, Leicester)
DAY 2 AM: Regulatory aspects, emerging technologies and validation-Penny Johnson (Unilever SEAC), Ian Indans (HSE), Georgios Katalagarianakis
DAY 2 PM: Emerging liver cell technologies: stem cells and 3D culture models -Prof. Lorraine Young (University of Nottingham), Dr.Christopher Goldring (University of Liverpool), Dr. Cliff Rowe (University of Manchester), Dr.Simon Messner (InSphero AG, Zurich)

 

Delegate £210 ,IVTS member £165 , IVTS Student member £90, BTS/ESTIV member £185  (Day rates also available)

New IVTS members are being accepted for up to 30 Sep 2011, an online facility to join the IVTS will be available on the IVTS website (www.ivts.org.uk) soon

For further information please see the IVTS website: www.ivts.org

Please Contact the IVTS for access to the IVTS members section of the website

 

Colipa Activity Report 2010

17/06/11

Colipa Activity Report 2010

 

The European cosmetics industry - innovating for a sustainable future - Press Statement

16/06/11

Brussels, 16 June 2011 - Several hundred representatives of the European cosmetics industry and key stakeholders gathered today in Brussels. Discussions focused on “Science, Beauty and Care: Innovating for a Sustainable Future”.

Opening the General Assembly, Colipa’s President, Fabio Franchina, said: “Today’s cosmetics industry is more dynamic and innovative than ever, and we are committed to ensuring that we contribute fully to a truly sustainable future”. The President underlined that “innovation is the life-blood of the cosmetics industry”, as he talked about the importance place of the cosmetics industry in the European economy. He particularly underlined the role of the thousands of cosmetic SMEs, in this regard.

Giving the keynote message, Commissioner Dalli, the European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy, acknowledged the contribution of the cosmetics industry to employment and innovation in Europe, and encouraged the industry to focus on sustainability through innovation. Regarding the forthcoming 2013 deadline on the remaining exemptions from the animal testing ban, the Commissioner said: “The European Commission stands ready to support industry in the drive to finding alternative methods to animal testing.” He called upon the cosmetics industry to continue to keep momentum in research and innovation.

Sirpa Pietikainen MEP, said: “The challenge is exponentially speeding up and that means we have more serious threats, sooner and faster, and we have to react, sooner and faster”. In her capacity as the Chair of Globe EU, a cross-party group of Members of the European Parliament, focusing on environment, sustainability and global warming, she offered to exchange views on the issues of sustainability with everyone. She underlined that the world’s resources did not stretch to current needs, necessitating innovative solutions, giving the example of the re-circulation of materials which she said could only be done by industry.

Closing the session, Bertil Heerink, Colipa’s Director-General stated: “Innovation and sustainable development go hand-in-hand. We can be proud that sustainability in our industry is clearly articulated within our Association. We can also be proud of our performance, but there is no room for complacency. Our industry needs to continue to make sustainability a reality.”

 

REGISTRATION OPEN - Colipa General Assembly 2011, 15-16-17 June

15/06/11


The year's General Assembly is taking place in Brussels on 15, 16 and 17 June. Registration for the event is now open.

Please click here for more information

 

Colipa Statement on publication of technical report 13 05 11

13/05/11

Brussels, 13 May 2011 – The European Commission has published its technical report on "Alternative (non-animal) Methods for Cosmetics Testing: Current Status and Future Prospects - 2010".


  • Colipa Statement on publication of technical report 13 05 11 (162.85 KB) Download
 

Work of Colipa’s Skin Tolerance programme recognised

21/03/11

A Colipa Skin Tolerance Task Force article entitled “Formation of Mechanistic Categories and Local Models to Facilitate the Prediction of Toxicity” has been re-published in Altex as 'Highlight of World Congress 7', which is recognition of the credibility and impact of the Skin Tolerance TF programme externally.

The paper “discusses the use of methods to create `local` models, particularly based around category formation and read-across, to predict toxicity”.

The publication can be found via the following link: http://www.altex.ch/en/index.html?id=16&aid=4

 

 

Unique research initiative launched 01-03-11

01/03/11

Nearly 100 scientists from over 70 European organisations have come together in Cascais (Portugal) to kick-off a EUR 50 million research and innovation project in the field of novel human safety testing solutions. This unique collaboration is possible thanks to the European Union’s Health Programme and an initiative of the European cosmetics industry.


  • FP7 launch Colipa press statement v 01 03 11 FINAL (338.60 KB) Download
 

3rd Skin Tolerance Workshop, 8-9 June 2011

18/02/11

The Colipa Task Force SKIN TOLERANCE, part of the research programme of Alternatives to Animal Testing, is organising a Satellite meeting with the ERGECD (European Research Group on Experimental Contact Dermatitis), in Gothenburg Sweden from Wednesday 8 June to Thursday 9 June 2011. The primary objective of this meeting is to bring together the Academic and the Industry Experts involved in Skin Sensitisation. This workshop is a unique opportunity to build our understanding of the induction of the Skin Sensitisation and to apply this knowledge in the development of non-animal test methods.

This Satellite meeting is being held in the context of the 23rd Meeting of the ERGECD

Please note that this event is open to Colipa members and invited guests only. If you are not a Colipa member or have not received an invitation, please contact Anne-Marie Lekeux (amlekeux@colipa.be) in order to request a place (please note places are limited).

Organising Committe: Monique Marrec-Fairley, Pierre Aeby, Anne-Marie Lekeux
Topics: In-Vitro models, Skin bioavailability, Chemistry/Protein binding, Skin Metabolism, Dentritic cell activation, T-cell proliferation, Bioengineer model, Safety assessment



  • TF SKIN TOL Workshop Programme -2011 (682.18 KB) Download
 

2nd Technical-Regulatory Information Day "Recast Implementation", 17 March 2011

07/02/11

On the 17th of March  2011 the 2nd Technical-Regulatory Information Day "Recast Implementation" will take place at the Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel.

Please note that this event is open to Colipa members and invited guests only.

Click here to download the programme

 

Colipa statement on parabens, following SCCS review

17/12/10

The Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) has completed its review of the safety of parabens in cosmetic products and has issued a preliminary opinion, which is now open for public consultation until 28 January 2011. Click here to download

 

European cosmetics industry shows its innovative capacity at the European Parliament

08/12/10
European cosmetics industry shows its innovative capacity at the European Parliament
  • Statement Inno Exhib 2010 (90.02 KB) Download
 

Colipa's Exhibition on science, beauty and care: innovation in cosmetics- 7-8 December 2010

06/12/10
Colipa's Exhibition on science, beauty and care: innovation in cosmetics- 7-8 December 2010
 

EPAA Annual Conference, 30.11.10

30/11/10

The Annual Conference of the European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing took place today in Brussels. The conference was addressed by Commissioner Dalli, the EU’s Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy. Colipa was a founding member of the EPAA when it was launched in November 2005. Further information about Colipa’s role in finding alternative methods can be found on our website via the following link.

In order to access the EPAA Press Statement, please visit the EPAA website by clicking here.

 

Technical ingredient consortium on nano- carbon black – call for participation

26/11/10

Colipa is calling for expressions of interest in a technical ingredient consortium on nano-carbon black. The aim of this consortium is to prepare a safety dossier related to the use of this ingredient in cosmetic products. Submission of this dossier aims at ensuring the continued use of nano-carbon black as a cosmetic ingredient under the cosmetics legislation against the background of the current nano debate. In addition, the dossier will enable consortium members to fulfil their obligations under the future notification requirements of the new Cosmetics Regulation.

The consortium is open to Colipa members as well as non-members including suppliers. Consortium members will have to accept to contribute a share of the costs incurred by the consortium and to accept the conditions stipulated in the consortium contract, which will be developed and agreed by the consortium members.

For further information and/or to  express interest in participation, please contact Orla Fenlon at ofenlon@colipa.be

 

 

 

 

InnoCosmetics Europe, Berlin, 6-7.10.2010

30/08/10

This 2 day event will cover many interesting aspects of innovation in the world of cosmetics. Topics include: Trends, emerging markets and innovative formulations.

Further details and the full programme can be found via this link: http://kgsglobal.com/2010/10/06/innocosmetics/

 

Update on alternatives at International Toxicology meeting

19/07/10

During the International Union of Toxicology meeting from 19-23 July, Colipa will present 3 posters showing the latest developments in the areas of alternative method development for eye irritation, skin tolerance and genotoxicity testing.

The posters cover the following:
- The Colipa Strategy for animal-free Genotoxicity Testing
- The Colipa Strategy for the development and evaluation of novel alternative methods for the identification of skin sensitizers
- Update of Colipa Eye Irritation Task Force Strategy and Programme for Development of in vitro methods

An electronic version of the posters can be obtained by contacting Colipa by email:  colipa@colipa.be

Further information on the International Union of Toxicology meeting in Barcelona, can be found via the following link: http://gestion.pacifico-meetings.com/www/iutox2010/

 

Colipa Statement on Skin Tolerance Workshop

22/06/10

Brussels, 22 June 2010 – Scientific researchers and cosmetics industry experts gathered to share information and ideas at an international workshop of the Colipa Skin Tolerance Task Force in Brussels this week.


  • Statement on Skin Tolerance workshop 21-22 June 2010 2 (321.10 KB) Download
 

Colipa welcomes new President

10/06/10

Fabio Franchina has been elected President of Colipa, the European Cosmetics Association , for a two year term


  • Statement GA 2010 - President (128.91 KB) Download
 

Colipa General Assemby 2010 Statement

10/06/10
The European cosmetics industry meets to discuss current trends.


 

Cosmetics Industry Annual Statistics

10/06/10
The cosmetics industry annual statistics have been published. Click here to see the data
 

Colipa Activity Report 2009

08/06/10
The annual Colipa Activity Report 2009 has been published. Please click here to download it in pdf version from the Publications section.
 

Colipa Task Force - AAT Skin Tolerance - 2nd Workshop 21-22 June in Brussels

08/06/10

The Colipa TF AAT Skin Tolerance is organizing its  annual multidisciplinary workshop on the 21st-22nd of June in Brussels to bring together experts to discuss the scientific progress associated with activities supported by Colipa in that field.

Conference Themes

  • Advancements and challenges of the Colipa research strategy
  • Optimization of the roadmap through integration and cross-fertilization between the research groups and the Colipa management.
  • Elaboration of a strategy for a full replacement of animal tests for skin sensitization, including definition and understanding of the possible role of the developed technologies in an Integrated Test Strategy (ITS)

  • Agenda Workshop - 21-22 June 2010 (55.46 KB) Download
 

General Assembly Programme

28/05/10
The General Assembly 2010 Programme which includes the updated list of speakers and precise timings is now available.

 

Colipa General Assembly 9-10 June 2010 Vienna

25/03/10

This year's General Assembly will take place in Vienna (Austria) on 9 to 10 June. The programme will be available shortly. Online registration will be open from the beginning of April through our website www.colipa.eu.


 

Training video for the Colipa method for in vitro Determination of UVA protection

22/03/10

Training video for the Colipa method for in vitro Determination of UVA protection

In 2007 Colipa published method for in vitro Determination of UVA protection. This method, which was updated in 2009, is available on the Colipa website under the Publications section. In order to facilitate proper implementation of this method, Colipa has developed a training video. The video shows in a clear way all the different elements of the test method procedure, including the test assembly, the instrumentation requirements, the different procedural steps and the necessary calculations. Furthermore, the most common errors are explained in the video and guidance is given on how to avoid them.

  • COLIPA-Neu-P-Final-NeuH264 (251.89 MB) Download
 

Colipa Statement on Implementation of Regulation

08/01/10


  • FINAL statement on Cosmetics Regulation publication 08 01 10 (21.41 KB) Download
 

Model Contract for Research support - Colipa/Commission FP7 Alternative Testing Strategies

01/12/09

Model Contract for Research Funding Click on the slide to download the model contract.

 

Research funding Click on the slide for the full presentation.

Funding opportunities from the European Commission and the cosmetic industry

Working Together on Alternatives

In a unique joint effort, the European cosmetic industry has decided to match research funds made available by the European Commission under the 7th RTD Framework Programme.

The European Commission launched a Call for Proposals on 30 July 2009 asking researchers to submit proposals on the development of a strategy towards alternative solutions to animal testing in the field of repeated dose systemic toxicity. The European cosmetic industry has committed to match the funding given by the European Commission, making a total of EUR 50 million available for this theme.

Up to 7 projects will be selected by the European Commission, according to criteria defined by this Call for Proposals. Selected projects can benefit from funding from both the European Commission and the cosmetic industry, providing up to 100% of the total funding for each project. The available funds make up a total of EUR 50 million, ith half being provided by the European Commission and half by the cosmetic industry.

To view the summary of the Call for Proposals, please click here.

For the Colipa Statement on the on Research funding for Commission Call, please click here.

The detailed programme of two information events around the Commission Call will be held at the occasion of the 7th World Congress on "Alternatives and Animal Use in Life Sciences''. For more information please click here.

 

Introduction

The search for alternative methods has seen significant achievements over the last 20 years. The progress made has been largely due to the continued commitment of the European Commission and the cosmetic industry for research into alternatives. The research programme launched by this Call for Proposals aims to address the challenge of finding alternative test methods in the specific field of repeated dose systemic toxicity.

Safety

Consumer safety is fundamental to our activities. The European Union legislation that is in place gives consumers confidence in the safety of cosmetic products.

Each ingredient in every cosmetic product on the market today will have been tested at some point to make sure that it does not cause harm to consumers and workers. Many of the ingredients that have long been in use in our industry will have originally been proved to be safe through testing on animals, using historically accepted methods.
For the majority of ingredients used in cosmetics we have succeeded in replacing these tests by non-animal tests such as in vitro methods. However, there are still gaps in scientific knowledge that need to be filled in order to replace animal testing for regulatory purposes, while continuing to guarantee the safety of our products.

Information on a Call for Proposals on ALTERNATIVE TESTING STRATEGIES within the HEALTH THEME under the 7th European RTD Framework Programme (FP7):

On 30 July 2009, the European Commission launched a Call for Proposals on the development of a strategy towards alternative solutions to animal testing in the field of repeated dose systemic toxicity, focusing on the following topics:

  1. the development and use of advanced organ-simulating devices as alternatives for long-term toxicity testing;
  2. the optimisation of current methodologies and development of novel methods to achieve functional differentiation of humanbased target cells in vitro that change the focus from rodent systems to the more refined human models allowing to identify human toxicological biomarkers and endpoints;
  3. the establishment of endpoints and intermediate markers in human-based target cells with relevance for repeated dose systemic toxicity testing;
  4. the optimisation of computational modelling and estimation techniques;
  5. the exploitation of systems biology, physiologically-based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) modelling and (quantitative) structureactivity relationship ((Q)SAR) approaches, for the development of predictive causal computer models to forecast the toxicological potential of previously uncharacterized chemical compounds.
  6. integrated data analysis and servicing.

In addition to the six above-listed collaborative projects, applicants are invited to submit proposals for a coordinating action in the topic area (large-scale integrating project). In all cases only up to one project can be funded per topic.

  • Call identifier: FP7-HE ALTH-2010-Alternative Testing Strategies

More information on this call is available at www.cordis.europa.eu.

Sources of Financing

European Commission commitment:

  • European Commission financial contribution: up to EUR 25 million

Cosmetic industry commitment:

  • Industry consortium contribution: up to EUR 25 million

For each proposal selected by the European Commission, the cosmetic industry is committed to providing additional funding. The funding shall be equal in each case to the European Commission’s contribution (50% of eligible costs).

The European Commission selected proposals may therefore be funded up to 100% of the total eligible cost.

The Application Process

The evaluation and selection of proposals will be handled exclusively by the European Commission. FP7 rules for submission of proposals, and the related evaluation, selection and award procedures apply and due procedures carried out by the European Commission. FP7 rules also apply with regard to intellectual property rights provisions.

Applications should be sent to the European Commission only. Projects selected for funding by the European Commission will also receive funding by the cosmetic industry.

The cosmetic industry will then co-fund the projects selected by the European Commission on the basis of a Simplified Grant Agreement concluded between the cosmetic industry and the Researchers. To obtain the funding, the coordinators of the selected projects should contact Colipa at the address listed below.

Further information about the Simplified Grant Agreement will be available soon on this website.

The Role of Colipa, the European Cosmetics Association

The cosmetic industry will contribute to funding projects selected by the European Commission under the research programme,up to a total of EUR 25 million. In order to do this, Colipa has set up a consortium contract between member companies thereby providing a legal mechanism for securing the committed industry funding. Colipa, mandated by its industry members, will enter into Simplified Grant Agreements with the Beneficiaries. This will ensure that the funding process is transparent and the payments are clearly earmarked in favour of the Beneficiaries and for the purpose of the research funding. The text of the Simplified Grant Agreement will be published on the Colipa website for information.

The cosmetic industry has shown a long standing and continuous commitment to the elimination of animal testing. Through this collaboration with the European Commission, the cosmetic industry continues to play a leading role in the development of alternative methods and of new approaches to safety assessment. Colipa is already working with the European Commission and other sector organisations through the European Partnership for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EPAA).

Colipa as a representative of its member companies would be willing to serve on advisory boards of successful systemic toxicity projects.

 

The cosmetics industry is committed to:

  • Agree with the list of the future topics of the call for proposals on the development of alternative solutions to animal testing in the field of repeated dose systemic toxicity to be launched by the European Commission in July 2009 under the Theme 'Health' of the Specific Programme 'Cooperation' implementing the Seventh Framework Programme for research, technical development and demonstration (2007-2013)
  • Jointly fund research projects selected through the above-mentioned call for proposals over the coming years for the same amount  as the European Commission and up to a total contribution of EUR 25 million

The cosmetics industry is committed to contribute the same amount as the European Commission and up to a total amount of EUR 25 million, including all costs, to the funding of European Commission selected projects, subject to the conditions that the abovementioned call for proposals has effectively been launched by the European Commission no later than on 30 July 2009 (date of publication in the Official Journal) and any case no later than on 30 September 2009 and that the beneficiaries executed a simplified grant agreement with Colipa, which is duly mandated by its members, to co-ordinate the entire industry project.

For more information about the Alternative Methods, please click here.

 

New consortium on silica

30/11/09

Colipa has set-up a technical ingredient consortium on silica. The aim of this consortium is to prepare a safety dossier related to the use of silica in cosmetic products. For more information, please click here.

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Colipa Statement on new Cosmetics Regulation

26/11/09

The adoption of the new European Cosmetics Regulation on 20 November by the Council is welcomed by Colipa.

To download the Statement please click here.

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Research funding - Colipa/Commission FP7

19/11/09

 


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Info event on research Call, 16 November

04/11/09

 

7th Framework Programme,
Call for Proposals (FP7-HE ALTH-2010-Alternative Testing Strategies),
research into alternatives (systemic toxicity)
16 November, Sheraton Hotel, Brussels


The event will give further information about how researchers can apply for funding from the 7th Framework Programme for this particular Call for Proposals (up to EUR 25 M) and the additional funding from Colipa (up to EUR 25 M). Participants will be able to ask questions to representatives from the European Commission and Colipa.

For more information about the Call for Proposals, please click here.


  • Brochure: Funding Opportunities from the EC and the Cosmetic Industry (303.11 KB) Download
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EPAA Annual Conference 06.11.09 – Press release

27/10/09

EPAA Annual Conference, Brussels, 6 November 2009

The theme of this year’s conference was ‘Dissemination of 3Rs’ Information. The conference was opened by Commissioner Verheugen, Vice-President of the European Commission, together with the EPAA’s Steering Committee co-Chairs, Georgette Lalis and Odile de Silva.

For more information, please click here.

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Sustainability in the European cosmetics industry – a unique exhibition at the European Parliament, 8-9-10 May 2012

11/05/12

Cosmetics Europe has showcased the industry’s contribution to sustainability, at a unique exhibition held at the European Parliament from 8-10 May. “Science, Beauty and Care – Looking to Future Generations” enabled visitors to take a walk through different phases of life. Using touch screens, visitors could see how the cosmetics and personal care industry contributes to social, economic and environmental sustainability. Representatives from a range of projects were also present to give further information and practical demonstrations.


  • Statement EP exhibition (266.22 KB) Download
 

Statement on Colipa progress report on Alternatives at EP

30/09/09

European Cosmetics Industry event at European Parliament shares outcome of World Congress on Alternatives

On 29 September 2009, Colipa, the European Cosmetics Association, organised a debriefing event evening on the outcome of World Congress on Alternatives in the European Parliament. The aim of the event was to share the outcome of the 7WC with a broader public, and discuss recent developments with regards to alternatives to animal testing with a European audience.

For the Press Statement, please click here.

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Statement on joint Effort - European Commission and Colipa

31/08/09

The European Commission and the cosmetic industry match research funds to develop alternative solutions to animal testing

To see the news alert, please click here.

For more infomation about the Call for Proposals, please click here.

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Colipa Internet Forum for Researchers

27/08/09

Following the Call for Proposals for Research into Alternative Methods 'Systemic Toxicity' Colipa has made available an Internet Forum for interested researchers and scientists. The seven topics for the call for Proposal will be covered. The Forum will be available after the VIIWC. To participate in the Forum, please register and join one or more of the 7 project categories.

For the News Alert on the research funds to develop alternative solutions to animal testing, please click here.

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Latest Colipa UVA in vitro method

14/08/09
The previous publication (2007a) has been revised to include the critical wavelength metric, so that both a UVA-PF and a critical wavelength value can be calculated from the same in vitro data-set. As well as this addition, the text of the previous document has been carefully updated to improve clarity and precision in communication and intent.

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Colipa Statement on Research funding for Commission Call

31/07/09

Cosmetics industry provides EUR 25 million in additional funding to develop a strategy towards alternative solutions to animal testing

The European Commission has launched a Call for Proposals for research into alternative testing methods. This has been backed by additional funding from members of Colipa, the European cosmetics industry. In a unique joint effort, EUR 25 million will be made available by a consortium of Colipa members, matching the funds offered by the European Commission. Total new funding will be up to EUR 50 million.


  • Colipa Statement on Research funding for Commission Call for Proposals (72.55 KB) Download
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REACH - Use and Exposure Information

27/07/09

Use and Exposure Information is now available under this link.

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Cosmetic Industry funding for Commission Call for Proposals

24/07/09

Summary

On 30 July 2009, the European Commission launched a Call for Proposals for the development of a strategy towards alternatives to safety tests using animals. The specific field of application is “repeated dose systemic toxicity” under the Theme ‘Health’ of the 7th European RTD Framework Programme (2007-2013).

The cosmetic industry will give financial support to projects selected by the European Commission with the same amount as the European Commission, bringing the total amount of funding to EUR 50 million.

In order to obtain financial support from the cosmetic industry, successful projects must conclude a Simplified Grant Agreement with Colipa. Further information about the Simplified Grant Agreement will be available soon on this website.

  • Date of publication: 30 July 2009
  • Deadline: 3 February 2010
  • Budget: European Commission EUR 25 million + Cosmetic Industry EUR 25 million
  • Application details: www.cordis.europa.eu, www.colipa.eu

Further details about the European Commission proposal can be found by visiting the website: www.cordis.europa.eu.

For the Colipa Statement on the on Research funding for Commission Call, please click here.

The detailed programme of two information events around the Commission Call will be held at the occasion of the 7th World Congress on "Alternatives and Animal Use in Life Sciences''. For more information please click here.


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Information events on Call for Proposals 31 August - 1 September

23/07/09

On 30 July 2009, the European Commission launched a EUR 25 Million Call for Proposals for the development of a strategy towards alternatives to safety tests using animals. The specific field of application is "repeated dose systemic toxicity" under the Theme 'Health' of the Seventh European RTD Framework Programme (2007-2013). The cosmetic industry has committed to match European Commission funding, making the total funds available up to EUR 50 million. The European Commission selected proposals may therefore be funded up to 100% of the total eligible cost.

For a detailed programme, please click here.

Two information events will be held about this Call for Proposals during the VII World Congress on Alternatives & Animal Use in Life Sciences, to be held in Rome from 30 August – 4 September 2009.  The World Congress provides a unique platform to present this research initiative directly to the researchers who are active in this field.

General Introduction to the Research Project
Monday 31st August 18.30-20.00
Venue: Room Ellisse, Rome Cavalieri Hotel

  • Introduction (T. Hartung, CAAT, Co-Chair VII World Congress)Organiser )
  • Background, Set-up and Structure of the research project
    • Ruxandra Draghia-Akli, European Commission, Director, Health Directorate, Directorate-General for Research
    • Bertil Heerink, Director-General, Colipa
  • Scope of Research – Workplan
    • Horst Spielmann, - BFR (Germany)

Bringing together interested scientists
Tuesday 1st September 18.30-20.00
Venue: Room San Pietro, Rome Cavalieri Hotel

  • Short presentation on the seven areas of research
  • Break-out into 7 round table sessions - possibility to make contacts and identify potential research partners under the various research areas
  • Plenary Question and answers

 

Registration:
No attendance fee is required for these events.

No specific registration is required for participants of the VII World Conference, attendees joining only for these events will be asked to sign in at the beginning of the meetings.


  • Colipa Statement on Research funding for Commission Call for Proposals (72.55 KB) Download
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Internship Legal & International

10/07/09

Colipa has an opening for Legal & International Internship. For more information, please click here.

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Colipa Activity Report 2008

04/06/09
The Colipa Activity Report for 2008 is now available. It can be downloaded as a PDF version or you may order a paper copy by clicking here.
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General Assembly 2009

29/05/09

The 2009 Colipa General Assembly was held from 27 to 29 May. Over a hundred delegates and speakers gathered in Bled, Slovenia to discuss issues of importance to the European cosmetics industry. 

During the Open Session, speakers approached the theme of: “Value and values in today’s cosmetics industry” from various viewpoints. Colipa was pleased to welcome the Slovenian Member of the European Parliament, Dr Romana Jordan Cizelj, who talked about values from the economic, social and environmental perspectives. The participants also heard about value and values in today’s cosmetics industry with regard to consumers. This theme was covered by the brand expert Dr Christian Blümelhuber.

The Scientific Forum focused on a wide range of issues of interest to the scientific community, including the Recast of the European cosmetics legislation and the new roles of the EU scientific committees. Colipa was pleased to welcome Mr Panagiotis Daskaleros from DG SANCO, European Commission, as well as several eminent scientists. 

Delegates were welcomed to Bled by the Mayor of the town, Mr Janez Fajfar and representatives of the Slovenian Association of Cosmetics and Detergents Producers, KPC.

For the press statement, please click here.


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Skin Tolerance June Workshop

12/05/09

Colipa's Skin Tolerance Task Force is organising a Skin Tolerance Workshop on 23-24 June 2009 at the Sheraton Brussels Hotel.

The Workshop will review current recearch projects in the area of Animal Alternative Methods for skin tolerance testing, identify synergies between them and lay the ground work for future reasearch activities.

This event is open to Colipa members and Skin Tolerance Research Partners.

Please find below the workshop agenda and the hotel booking form.


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Scientific Forum at Colipa's General Assembly

24/04/09

The Scientific Forum at this year’s General Assembly will cover the Recast of the European cosmetics legislation and safety assessment post-March 2009. In order to register for the General Assembly, please click here.

You can download the full programme of the Scientific Forum by clicking on download below.


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Latest Programme & Registration General Assembly 2009

09/04/09

This year's General Assembly will take place in Bled, Slovenia from 27-29 May. The Scientific Forum (open to the public) takes place on Thursday 28 May. The General Assembly (also open to the public) will be held on Friday 29 May.

To register, please click here


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Statement: 24/03/2009 - EU Cosmetics legislation

24/03/09

The process to review the current cosmetics legislation has come to a close. After one Reading, the European Parliament has agreed on a compromise text negotiated together with the Council. Colipa welcomes the constructive steps taken at European level by the EU Institutions, in order to modernise the legislative framework in this way.


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Colipa General Assembly 2009

19/01/09

This year's General Assembly will take place in Bled, Slovenia from 27-29 May. The Scientific Forum (open to the public) takes place on Thursday 28 May. The General Assembly (also open to the public) will be held on Friday 29 May. A preliminary programme will be available shortly.   

For further information and contact details, please click here.

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2009 is the European Year of Creativity and Innovation

12/01/09

The European Commission launched the European Year of Creativity and Innovation 2009 on Wednesday, 7 January with the slogan “Imagine. Create. Innovate.”

The European Year of Creativity and Innovation involves Member States, EU institutions and a wide range of stakeholders. The aim of this major initiative is to promote creative and innovative approaches and initiatives in different fields of human activity and to prepare the European Union for the challenges to come in a globalised world.

All the information about the Year, the Ambassadors, and the events can be found on the Europa website: http://www.create2009.europa.eu/

For more information about innovation and cosmetics, please consult our website: www.colipa.eu

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Colipa launches new website

01/10/08

On 27 October 2008 Colipa launches its revised website. The website aims to give clear and accurate information to a wide range of stakeholders from all over the world, including EU decision-makers, consumers and the media. The new website address is www.colipa.eu.

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Colipa debate on Innovation in Cosmetics

17/09/08

"Innovation in Cosmetics: Beneficial Science or Marketing Tool". This is the title of a Colipa panel debate to be held in Brussels on 7 October 2008. A panel of experts include Barbara Mentré from the European Commission, Anders Wijkman MEP from the European Parliament and Jim Murray the President of the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue. Industry scientists will take part in the panel to discuss the issues with an audience of interested stakeholders.

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