An essential requirement for the adopting organisations is clear financial commitment to implement/procure the innovative practice within the timeframe 2016-2018.
The objective of this support scheme is to support the transfer of innovation (from the "organisation transferring the innovative practice" to the "organisation adopting the innovative practice") in a way that facilitates the latter's deployment of large-scale digitally-enabled innovative solutions for health and care delivery to the ageing population. This initiative therefore contributes to the European Scaling Up Strategy of the EIP on AHA.
This is a pilot support scheme that provides financial support to cover the travel and accommodation of experts from the "adopting organisation" to the "originator organisation" or vice-versa.
It will also cover expenses related to the "hosting" (such as transport within the region) incurred by hosting meetings etc. It will not cover fees for professional services (consulting, advisory services, moderation services etc.) and will not include the acquisition of products and services from third parties that do not fall within the meaning of travel, accommodation and meeting expenses.
The total maximum amount to be claimed in expenses is capped at € 5,000 per twinning action. There can only be 1 hosting organisation for the twinning (which could be either the transferring organisation or the adopting organisation). Irrespective of the number of "adopting" organisations involved in the twinning action the maximum amount is capped at € 5,000 per twinning action.
Twinning applications from regions from the same Member State are also eligible.