European Sunlight Association

voice of the european indoor tanning industry

European Safety Standards

ESA actively engages with EU policy-makers to define and implement operating standards in sunbed services across Europe, ensuring the highest possible level of safety.

UV and Vitamin D Research

The European Sunlight Association promotes and finances research on the positive and negative effects of UV exposure.


ESA has developed a European Code of Conduct to guarantee that tanning studios are providing safe and responsible tanning.


The European Sunlight Association (ESA) represents national associations and individual companies. ESA currently has 26 members from 18 countries, of which 16 are EU countries.

news & events

May 27th, 2016
Say yes to sunlight

A group of scientists recently confirmed that Europe is suffering a pandemic of vitamin D deficiency[1]; some weeks ago a study carried out in Sweden shed light on the negative effects of sun […]

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April 21st, 2016
Tanning industry well represented at hearing on sunbeds in Luxembourg

(Luxembourg) Last week on Tuesday (12 April), 11 representatives of the indoor tanning industry from Europe and beyond participated in the hearing on sunbeds organized by the European Commission and the Scientific Committee […]

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March 16th, 2016
SUNbiz @ FIBO 2016

SUNbiz is the most exciting European indoor tanning event brought to you under the umbrella of the European Sunlight Association a.s.b.l. (ESA). From Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th of April 2016, you can […]

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