January, 2013. ESIDG became a member of the Agricultural Donor Coordination Council established by EU Delegation in Georgia.

March, 2013. ESIDG had initiated founding of NGO coalition “Innovation Georgia” and was elected its coordinator.

March, 2013. ESIDG researchers made key presentations at the conference organized by the Committee for Sector Economy and Economic Policy of Parliament of Georgia.

April, 2013. Committee for Sector Economy and Economic Policy of Parliament of Georgia formed the Innovation Council introducing into it many ESIDG researchers. The Chairman of ESIDG became the Deputy Chairman of the Council.

May, 2013. The ESIDG representative was introduced on behalf of EaP CSF to the newly established Expert Panel on “Agriculture and Rural Development” of EaP Programme and took part in the first meeting of the Panel.

May, 2013. Participation in the Working Group II “Economic integration” Meeting of EaP CSF (Brussels, 13 May 2012).

June, 2013. ESIDG had won a competition of EU Jean Monnet Programme with the Project “EU Regional Innovation Policy as a Model for the EaP Country Regions”.

August, 2013. The new policy brief “Innovation Policy in Georgia: Recommendations to the Government of Georgia” was issued and handed to relevan stakeholders.

October, 2013. ESIDG researchers took part in discussions in the framework of the new WB project aimed at elaboration of innovation strategy for Georgia.

October, 2013 Participation in the 5th annual Assembly of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum, Chisinau, Moldova.

November, 2013. The ESIDG representative was introduced on behalf of EaP CSF to the newly established Expert Panel on “Research and Innovation” of EaP Programme and took part in the first meeting of the Panel.

November, 2013. The ESIDG Chairman took part in the Jean Monnet Conference on the theme of “The political implications of European economic integration – towards a political Union” (Brussels, 14-15 November). The 2013 Conference contributed to the on-going debate on deepening economic integration and its political implications in terms of further political integration in the European Union. EC President Barroso, a number of Commissioners and Vice President of European Parliament made presentations at the conference. The event allowed ESIDG to strengthen contacts within JM community.