International Erich Fromm Society

International Erich Fromm Society

Erich Fromm (1900-1980) is known not only as author and significant humanist of the 20th century, but also as psychoanalyst and social psychologist. Erich Fromm affected the world like almost no other German-born social scientist. His writings and realizations are read and recognized worldwide. The International Erich Fromm Society works to maintain, to research, to develop further and to pass on Erich Fromm’s scholarly findings and ideas as the fitting continuation of his international work and in recognition of his worldwide significance.





Erich Fromm Research Fellowship

The Non-Profit Erich Fromm Foundation (Tübingen) is financing a two-year fellowship for scientific research on the thought and work of Erich Fromm.

Jorge Silva died

On January 8, 2014 our honorary member Jorge Silva died in Tlalpan, Mexico, at the age of 94, after he suffered a heart attack. The Mexican Psychoanalytic Institute owes him a lot.

Unconditional Basic Income

Whoever supports the idea of implementing an unconditional basic income should now sign up

The European Citizens´ Initiative for an Unconditional Basic Income (ECI for UBI)

You will find all information and the online support-form here:

E-book Library

The First Erich Fromm E-book Library

Though in Europe the e-book market is still in its infancy, this technology creates new opportunities to make Erich Fromm's writings available all over the world and independently from print products. The e-book format


To Rainer Funk´s 70th birthday

The board of the international Erich Fromm Society extends its wishes to Rainer Funk on his 70th birthday. We wish him all the best, great strength, productivity and humor. Rainer Funk is Erich Fromm's last assistant and executor. He was material to the foundation of the International Erich Fromm Society, has been a member of the board from the beginning, and gave and gives it face and profile through his tireless work. For this, we thank him and wish for many more years of cooperation.



International Erich Fromm Research Conference

International Erich Fromm Research Conference

Berlin International Psychoanalytic University
Thursday, June 26, thru Saturday, June 28, 2014

2013 Annual Conference

Enemy Stereotypes and Projections

Between Christians, Muslims and Jews
Friday, September 13, 2013 - Sunday, September 15, 2013
at Haus Venusberg in Bonn

Prejudices, clichés, and stereotypes are not unusual in our personal life or in our society. Psychologically speaking, we use projections to increase our self-esteem and to look at the oth-ers as the bearer of what we don't like to bear and to associate with ourselves. The Other is thwarting, aggressive, uneducated – the problem. We scapegoat others in order to have a good feeling, self esteem or conscience.

International Conference 2013

International Conference in Riga (Latvia)

(May 10-11, 2013) and Round trip through Baltic countries (May 14-20, 2013) including a Conference in Kaunas (Lithuania) (May 17, 2013)

The international conference in Riga is organized by the University of Latvia, The Goethe Institute of Latvia, the International Erich Fromm Society, and patronized by the former president of Latvia: Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga. The conference languages in Riga will be Latvian and German.

English-Italian Conference in Ravenna

Death and the Love for Life in Psychoanalysis

Ravenna (Italy) - June 5-6, 2010
In memoriam Romano Biancoli

Fromm Prize

Fromm Prize 2015

Verleihung des Erich Fromm-Preises 2015 an Götz W. Werner

am Montag, 23. März 2015, 18 Uhr im „Weißen Saal" des Neuen Schlosses in Stuttgart

Fromm Prize 2014

Verleihung des Erich Fromm-Preises 2014 an Dirk Schümer

am Donnerstag, 27. März 2014, 18 Uhr, im „Weißen Saal" des Neuen Schlosses in Stuttgart

Im kritisch beäugten Medienzeitalter einem Journalisten den Fromm-Preis zu geben – da muss schon ein ganz besonderer Kopf unter den Schreibern die Feder führen.

Fromm Prize 2013

The 2013 Erich Fromm Prize was awarded to Gesine Schwan

On the 21st of March, 2013 in Stuttgart the political scientist Gesine Schwan was awarded this year's Erich Fromm Prize, en-dowed with 10,000 euro. Schwan in 2004 and 2009 ran for president in Germany.

Erich Fromm Prize 2012

The 2012 Erich Fromm Prize goes to Georg Schramm

26th of March 2012 in Stuttgart

Erich Fromm Prize 2011

Award of the 2011 Erich Fromm Prize To

Anne-Sophie Mutter

On Wednesday July 13, 2011, 6:00 pm in the “Weiße Saal” of the New Castle in Stuttgart

Power” can mean one of two things, domination or potency.

1941a, p. 160



The Fromm Forum is published annually in English and German. It contains many contributions from the conferences of the Int. Erich Fromm Society, reports from the working groups, book reviews and informations about the activities of the Society.

English editionGerman edition



Books and anthologies of the Int. Erich Fromm Society.




Between 1990 and 1995 the contributions by and about Fromm released in the Yearbook of the International Erich Fromm Society, which are available here.



Articles to discuss

Here we want to collect articles of our authors, that we find worth discussing.



Erich Fromm online

The Website of the Erich Fromm Institute Tuebingen (EFIT) with Information about life and work of Erich Fromm, the litarary estate and the Erich Fromm Foundation (EFS).

visit Erich Fromm online

Upcoming Events

Events and conferences of the Internation Erich Fromm Society, the working groups and interesting events of other organizations.


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