Flashback: The "Contested Governance" Summer School in 2019

27 Master's and PhD students from ten different countries attended the first "Contested Governance" summer school, organised by the Arnold Bergstraesser Institute in Freiburg, Germany, from 2 to 28 September 2019. The programme consisted of academic lectures, hands-on trainings in scientific methods and soft skills capacities, meetings with practitioners, workshops and excursions. Highlights were study trips to Berlin, Frankfurt and Strasbourg.

The following pictures show some impressions of the 2019 "Contested Governance" summer school.

Group work

The 2019 summer school on "Contested Governance" at the ABI in Freiburg had lots of interactive elements: besides lectures and meetings, participants were often working in small groups.


For this, the institute's own garden became a popular spot – not only as recreational area, but also for productive work.

Visit to Berlin

A visit to Berlin's Bundestag (German parliament) incl. a meeting with one sitting member of parliament was one of the highlights of the 2019 summer school.

Visit ECtHR Strasbourg

In Strasbourg, the group did not only visit the European Parliament, but also the European Court of Human Rights.

Black Forest Hike

Freiburg is the inofficial capital and "entrance gate" to the Black Forest, the world famous mountain chain that charms visitors with its particular style, food specialities and traditional appearance.