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.





Obituary of Michael Maccoby

by Rainer Funk

A few months short of 90, Michael Maccoby, Erich Fromm's longtime collaborator, died in Washington, DC on November 5, 2022.

3rd International Erich Fromm Research Conference in June 2023

The 3rd International Erich Fromm Research Conference will be held at the International Psychoanalytic University (IPU) in Berlin from June 8-10, 2023, ...

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.


Annual Conference (German-speaking)

The Sustainable Society Future Conference – Acting for Change

Annual German-speaking Conference of the International Erich Fromm Society, in cooperation with the Protestant Academy Hofgeismar, June 3rd to June 5th, 2022 in Hofgeismar.

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.

If two people speak seriously together they will both undergo a change.




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

Erich Fromm Institut, Hintere Grabenstr. 26, 72070 Tübingen
Thema: „„Neue Lebenswelten: Auswirkungen auf Erziehung und Sozialisation““ Wie viel Erziehungsauftrag kommt der

Eckert Schulen, Dr.-Robert-Eckert-Straße 1, 93128 Regenstauf
Das Thema des Treffens lautet: "Des-Illusionierung"".

Hospitalhof Stuttgart, Büchsenstr.33, 70174 Stuttgart
Der Erich Fromm-Preis geht 2024 an den Tübinger Medienwissenschaftler Prof. Dr. Bernhard Pörksen. Er

Dominikanerkloster St. Albert, Georg-Schumann-Str. 336, 04159 Leipzig-Wahren
Thema des Treffens: "Dialog zwischen den Generationen im Sinne Erich Fromms".

Gustav-Stresemann-Institut, Klosterweg 4, 29549 Bad Bevensen
Bad Bevensen
Ordentliche Mitgliederversammlung der Internationalen Erich-Fromm-Gesellschaft e.V.



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