Erich Fromm Prize 2022 to Ueli Mäder

on Monday, March 21, 2022 at 6 p.m. at the Hospitalhof Education Center in Stuttgart

Ueli Mäder

The well-known Swiss sociologist Ueli Mäder was honored for his socio-political commitment, which, according to the jury, “is linked to both the socio-psychological and humanistic thinking of Erich Fromm and is updated by Mäder for the present day”.
Mäder’s areas of expertise are development sociology, political sociology and social policy. Ueli Mäder is particularly specialized in questions of social inequality as well as conflict and cooperation research. He is known for his socially critical positions (e.g. on issues of inequality and poverty) and for taking an open stance on political issues. However, he always does this in a respectful manner and thus successfully builds bridges.
The Erich Fromm Prize 2022, endowed with €10,000, was awarded on Monday, March 21, 2022, at 6 p.m. at the Hospitalhof Education Center in Stuttgart.


Jürgen Hardeck Greeting
Roger de Weck Laudation for the award winner: “Inequality is lack of freedom – about Ueli Mäder”
Award certificate
Ueli Mäder Fromm Lecture: To have or to be: Life instead of profit! – What do I make of what society makes of me?
Recording of the award ceremony on YouTube


The Erich Fromm Prize, endowed with €10,000, has been awarded annually by the International Erich Fromm Society since 2006. The prize is awarded to individuals who have made or are making outstanding contributions to the preservation or recovery of humanistic thought and action in the spirit of the famous social psychologist Erich Fromm (1900-1980) through their scientific, social, socio-political or journalistic commitment.

Previous prizewinners include Noam Chomsky, Eugen Drewermann, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Georg Schramm, Gesine Schwan, Götz Werner, Christel and Rupert Neudeck, John Neumeier, Hartmut Rosa, Konstantin Wecker, Gerhart Baum, Daniel and Sabine Röder (Pulse of Europe), Paul Mason and Maja Göpel.

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