European cosmetic products have a positive image in the world as the industry is strictly regulated by legislation and the producers adhere to certain manufacturing standards that ensure the high quality and safety of products. Moreover, it´s not only the finished products that are of European origin, but the complete integrated value chain takes place in EU: extraction of ingredients, raw material, formulation, manufacture, packaging, finished products, distribution and logistics, engineering / machine tools, assembly lines, testing and analysis / quality control, services, research and training.
The growing forecast for the cosmetics sector in Europe is very positive. The creation of the S3 thematic platform on cosmetics on industrial modernisation, called Go4Cosmetics, has been recognised by the cluster partners as being of high interest to foster interregional cooperation in Europe. Partnering clusters are willing to move forward to lead the creation of this platform, which is complementary to the Global Cosmetics Cluster-Europe actions and, thus enhancing its role. The European cluster Global Cosmetics Cluster-Europe gathers 6 cosmetics clusters: AEBB (Portugal), Beauty Cluster Barcelona (Spain), Cosmetic Valley (France), IKMIBB (Turkey), Polo della Cosmesi (Italy) and Transilvania lifestyle Cluster (Romania). The cluster, that has a connection with the S3P GO4Cosmetics, was born from a ESCP4i project co-funded by the COSME programme of the European Union.
Go4Cosmetics highlights the European cosmetics ecosystem with a quadruple helix European cooperation in order to further the interregional collaboration along the cosmetic value chain through Go4Cosmetics and to shape a European cosmetic value chain. The GO4Cosmetics S3P is then is composed by 7 official partner Regions: Centre-Val De Loire (FR), Lombardy Region (IT), Catalonia Region (ES), Centro Region (PT), Olomouc Region (CZ), Sardinia Region (IT), North West (RO). Centre-Val De Loire Region and Lombardy Region are co-leader of the Go4Cosmetics partnership; Cosmetic Valley and REI – Reindustria Innovazione are managing the technical secretariat of Go4Cosmetics.