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.





Second International Erich Fromm Research Conference

International Psychoanalytic University (IPU) Berlin, June 21st through June 23rd, 2018 

Gérard D. Khoury – Obituary

Gérard D. Khoury – Obituary

Born in Lebanon Gérard D. Khoury lived in Aix-en-Provence and was known in France as a journalist, historian and writer who in his writings particularly addressed the Near East Conflict. As a young man he contacted Erich Fromm in 1960 for the first time. 

Erich Fromm Study Center

Opening Celebration of the Erich Fromm Study Center Berlin


Thanks to the generosity of Karl Schlecht and the Karl Schlecht Foundation (KSG), an Erich Fromm Study Center was opened at the International Psychoanalytic University (IPU) in Berlin. The official Opening Ceremony was held on December 13, 2016.

Papers of the Research Conference released

The Relevance of Erich Fromm for Today

Last year the first International Erich Fromm Research Conference took place in Berlin.

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


International Seminar at IPU Berlin

Third International Erich Fromm Seminar for Doctoral Students and Postdocs

at the International Psychoanalytic University Berlin (IPU), June 20 thru 21, 2018

Seminar at Erich Fromm Institute Tuebingen

Second International Erich Fromm Seminar for Doctoral Students and Postdocs

at the Erich Fromm Institute Tuebingen September 6 thru 9, 2017

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.

Fromm Prize

Awarding Erich Fromm Prize 2021

Awarding Erich Fromm Prize 2020

Fromm-Prize 2019

The Erich Fromm Prize 2019 will be awarded to Pulse of Europe and its founders Daniel and Sabine Röder

on Monday, March 18, 2019, 6:00 p.m. at Hospitalhof in Stuttgart / Germany

Fromm-Prize 2018

The Erich Fromm Prize 2018 will be awarded to Hartmut Rosa

on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 6:00 p.m. at Hospitalhof in Stuttgart / Germany

Fromm-Prize 2017

The Erich Fromm Prize 2017 will be awarded to John Neumeier

on Saturday, March 11, 2017, 6:00 p.m. at Hospitalhof in Stuttgart / Germany

Reason is our awareness of reality as it is and not as we would like to see it so that we can exploit it for our own ends.

1983d , p. 144



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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Nächste Termine

Erbacher Hof, Grebenstr. 24-26, 55116 Mainz, Germany
Ordentliche Mitgliederversammlung der Internationalen Erich-Fromm-Gesellschaft e.V.



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