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Twinnings in DigitalHealthEurope


DigitalHealthEurope is funding a twinning scheme that supports the Digital Single Market's three priorities for the Digital Health and Care Innovation initiative:

  • citizens’ secure access to and sharing of health data across borders
  • better data to advance research, disease prevention and personalised health and care
  • digital tools for citizen empowerment and person-centred care

More than 45 twinnings opportunities – between more than 90 organisations – will be organised. Funding will be provided to carry out twinning activities. The activities will take place between September 2019-August 2020.


Twinning timeline

The DHE Call for Twinnings took place between 14 June and 7 August, 2019. The tender documents explain the twinning scheme rules, conditions, and application process. Supporting templates enable an efficient application procedure.

Participation in the twinnings is open to regional government bodies and health and care providers, or organisations that have an established contractual or other legal link to those bodies/providers. (Examples include having signed a multi-annual contract agreement or working as part of a formalised “quadruple helix” approach.)

The twinning applications are planned to be evaluated in August 2019. Notifications of award of twinning actions will be sent towards the end of August.

The list of winning tenders is expected to be published in September 2019.

Twinning implementation is expected to take place between September 2019 and August 2020.