About Erich Fromm Prize

Due to a generous donation, the Erich Fromm Prize is awarded annually by the International Erich Fromm Society and is endowed with 10,000 Euros. The Erich Fromm Prize honors persons who, on the basis of their scholarly, scientific, social, sociopolitical, or journalistic commitment, have achieved or continue to achieve excellence in preserving or reviving humanistic thought and action in the tradition of Erich Fromm.

The selection of the prizewinner is a majority decision of a five-person jury appointed by the Advisory Board of the International Erich Fromm Society. Although free in its decision, the jury invites nominations and applications for the Erich Fromm Prize. These nominations and applications should be submitted to the business office of the International Erich Fromm Society (Ursrainer Ring 24, D-72076 Tübingen, Germany; E-Mail: info[at-symbol]erich-fromm.de) by April 1st of each year. The Erich Fromm Prize replaced the International Erich Fromm Prize, which was awarded until 2004.

The conferral of the award is not only intended to honor humanistic commitment in the tradition of Erich Fromm. It also advances and sustains a greater awareness of the legacy of Erich Fromm among the general public. Accordingly, the awards ceremony is generally a public occasion.

“Today things are in the saddle and ride mankind. Our future depends on whether the human being—the whole, creative human being—is able to set himself in the saddle”  (Erich Fromm: The Sane Society, New York 1955,p. 385)

Prize Winners

Erich-Fromm-Prize 2024 to Prof. Dr. Bernhard Pörksen on Saturday, March 23, 2024, at 11 a.m. at the Hospitalhof Education Center […]
Erich-Fromm-Prize 2023 to Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Fuchs on Saturday, March 18, 2023, at 11 a.m. at the Hospitalhof Education […]
Erich Fromm Prize 2022 to Ueli Mäder on Monday, March 21, 2022 at 6 p.m. at the Hospitalhof Education Center […]
Award of the Erich-Fromm-Prize 2021 to Prof. Dr. Maja Göpel on Monday, June 21, 2021 at 6 p.m. at the […]
Due to the corona pandemic, the public award ceremony on March 23, 2020 (Erich Fromm’s 120th birthday) at the Hospitalhof […]
Awarding of the Erich Fromm Prize 2019 to Daniel and Sabine Röder and Pulse of Europe on Monday, March 18, […]
Awarding of the Erich Fromm Prize 2018 to Hartmut Rosa Wednesday, 21.2.2018, at 6 p.m. in the Hospitalhof Stuttgart
Presentation of the Erich Fromm Prize 2017 to John Neumeier Saturday, March 11, 2017, at 6 p.m. in the Lechler […]
Presentation of the Erich Fromm Prize 2016 to Christel and Rupert Neudeck on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 6 p.m. in […]
Awarding of the Erich-Fromm-Prize 2015 to Götz W. Werner on Monday, March 23, 2015, 6 p.m. in the “White Hall” […]

List of Prize Winners

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