Call for

The Gatekeeper Call for Twinnings is now closed.

We are currently evaluating the submissions received and will publish the results soon.

Thank you for participating!

The Gatekeeper Twinning Evaluation Team

Why get involved?

The Gatekeeper Call for Twinnings is a great opportunity to:

Have access to state-of-the-art knowledge that have been developed through the Gatekeeper project.

Network with leading organisations in the field of Big Data, Internet of things, Artificial Intelligence and public sector bodies with a wealth of experience in carrying out large scale pilot projects.

Become part of the Gatekeeper mature ecosystem at European level.

Access funding specifically dedicated to scale-up Gatekeeper innovative practices in other regions in Europe.

Would you like to hear more about the Gatekeeper Twinning Programme?

Join our webinar on Friday the 28th of October, 11:00-12:00 CET to find out more about the Gatekeeper twinning programme and how you can get involved!

We will provide an overview of the Twinning programme and answer questions such as:

  • What does a twinning involve?
  • What are the best practices from the Gatekeeper programme?
  • Where can I find partners?
  • What are the next steps?

What are the next steps to apply for a twinning?


Download the List of best practices
and find partners


Download the Guide for Applicants


Submit an application

The application must be submitted on time via the online application form by Friday 30th of November, 2022, 17:00 CEST.

What is a Gatekeeper Twinning?

A Twinning is an instrument which provides financial support to scale up best practices and key outcomes from the Gatekeeper project to other regions in Europe.

 The objective of this support scheme is to support knowledge transfer of innovation and good practices (from the originator/s to the adopter/s) in a way that facilitates the latter’s decisions on the deployment of large-scale innovative solutions for health and care delivery to the ageing population.

What activities can be financed under a twinning?

The activities that may be included in a twinning work plan include: Knowledge transfer meetings, Meetings with local stakeholders, Field visits, Viability studies, Cost/benefit analysis, Translations of documentation related to best practice, Dissemination events, Preparation of reports etc.

Who can take part 
in a Gatekeeper Twinning?

A Gatekeeper Twinning partnership must be formed of (at least):

One Originator

This must be a Gatekeeper project partner or Pilot Site. Successful applicants from the Gatekeeper open Calls 1+2 are also eligible if they do so in collaboration with a Gatekeeper partner or Pilot Site.

One Adopter

This must be an organisation that manages, implements or participates in the delivery of health and care services in Europe. The participation of EIP on AHA Reference Sites, Digital Innovation Hubs and pilot sites from other large-scale projects financed under the HORIZON 2020 research and Innovation programme is highly encouraged.

Where can I find partners?

There are a number of tools available to ensure that you find the right partners for your twinning partnership:

List of best


The Gatekeeper list of best practices is available online and lists those practices and digital health and care solutions that the Gatekeeper partners are keen on scaling-up to other regions in Europe. You can browse through the list to see if there are any best practices that your organisation/region would like to adopt and reach out to the contact person for that practice.

LinkedIn group

The Gatekeeper project has a specific group on LinkedIn where potential adopters can showcase specific elements of the project that they are interested in scaling-up. The Gatekeeper Twinning Team will endeavour to put them in contact with the right organisation within the Gatekeeper project consortium.

Take part in
our events

Several different events will be organised whilst the Call for Twinnings is open. Please consult our project social media accounts and website for updated information.

Consult the Gatekeeper
Twinning team

If you are having problems in finding the right partner(s) for your twinning partnership, reach out to one of the members of the twinning coordination team and we will try to help you.

More Information

For additional information please consult the Guide for Applicants or contact the Twinning coordination team:

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