International Erich Fromm Society
Istituto Erich Fromm,TÜBINGEN, Bologna
Istituto di psicoanalisi Erich Fromm
Scuola di formazione post-universitaria riconosciuta dal ministero dell'universita' e della ricerca scientifica e tecnologica d.m. 16 novembre 2000, g.u. n.298 22 dicembre 2000
Fed. OPIfer, Organizzazione Psicoanalisti Italiani - ass. International Erich Fromm Society
Organizzatore eventi E.C.M. 7119

Bologna, October 3-5, 2003

Quo vadis iuvenis?
Erich Fromm and beyond: life styles, values and "character" of the European youth

Aula Prodi
Complesso Monumentale San Giovanni in Monte
Piazza San Giovanni in Monte - Bologna

5.00 pm Welcome Ceremony

Dr. Fulvio Frati,
President Ordine degli Psicologi dell'Emilia Romagna

Dr. Nicoletta Longo,
President Ordine Provinciale dei Medici Chirurghi e degli Odontoiatri di Bologna

5.30 pm Works Opening

Chairman: Dr. Antonello Bazzan (Bologna)

5.40 pm Erich Fromm - a biographical sketch
(Dr. Rainer Funk, Tübingen)

6.10 pm Presentation of Istituto Erich Fromm, Bologna
(Dr. Romano Biancoli, Bologna)

6.20 pm Presentation of the International Erich Fromm Society
(Dr. Rainer Funk, Tübingen))

6.30 pm The image of youth between myth and reality.
Reasons and aims of this Conference
(Prof. Sergio Caruso, Firenze)

7.10 pm Welcome Cocktail

Saturday, October 4th

PANEL I: Youth as an object:
Contemporary investigation

Chairmen: dr. Wolfgang Brindöpke (Hannover)
Prof. Francesco Campione (Bologna)

9.30 am Italian youth and democracy
(Prof. Gianfranco Bettin Lattes, Firenze)

10.00 am German youth - Value orientations and change
(Dipl. Psych. Martina Becker, Heidelberg)

10.30 am Break

11.00 am Youth and human destructivity
(Prof. Francesco Campione, Bologna)

11.30 am Individualisation and alienation of youth.
A review of juvenile's life styles
(Dr. Helmut Wehr, Heidelberg)

12.00 am The adolescent's room
(Dr. Pier Luca Birindelli, Firenze)

12.30 am Discussion

1.00 pm Conclusion Panel I

PANEL II: Youth as a subject:voices and

Chairmen: Dr. Domenico Del Prete (journalist, Bologna)
Dr. Giuseppe Ferrari (Bologna)

3.00 pm Young people voices and experiences

4.30 pm Youth and European contemporary literature
Stefano Benni (writer, Bologna)

5.00 pm Break

5.30 pm Theatre for young people. Experience in the
juvenile Prison "Il Pratello", Bologna
(Paolo Billi, producer and dramatist, Bologna)

6.00 pm Young people in search of citizenship
(Dr. Michele Gagliardo, Associazione Gruppo Abele,Torino)

6.30 pm Discussion

Sunday, October 5th

PANEL III: Perspectives of European youth:
Fromm and beyond

Chairmen: Dr. Romano Biancoli (Bologna)
Dr. Helmut Wehr (Heidelberg)

09.30 am Erich Fromm's concept of youth
(Dr. George Osterfeld, Bonn)

10.00 am Instrumental aggression in adolescence
(Dr. Enzo Lio, Bologna)

10.30 am Young people and "postmodern" character
(Dr. Rainer Funk, Tübingen)

11.00 am Discussion

11.30 am Break

12.00 am Creative performance
Actor (to be defined)

01.0 pm Conclusion


Conference Venue
Aula Prodi, Complesso Monumentale San Giovanni in Monte
Piazza San Giovanni in Monte - Bologna

How to reach the venue
By car: exit no. 11 on the ring-road, direction City Centre. Bologna City Centre is a restricted-traffic zone. It is therefore advisable to travel by taxi or to use public transport facilities.
By bus: from the airport to the railway station/downtown: "Aerobus" every 30 minutes. Tickets for the aerobus can be purchased on the bus.
From the railway station: Shuttle Bus C and Shuttle Bus E and bus n. 11
Bus tickets must be purchased in advance from tobacconists' or newstands.
Taxi:Radio taxi 051/372727 - 051/534141

CME credits for phisicians and psychologists have been requested (n. 7119-622445, n. 7119-62246).

Registration fee
- With no request of CME Credits: Registration is free
- With request of CME Credits: Registration fee 150

Registration entitles delegates to the following:
Entry to all scientific sessions, certificate of attendance.
Registration form must be sent to Organizing Secretariat before September 15, 2003.

Payment can be made by bank transfer or cheque.
Bank transfer information:
Banca di Bologna - Galvani 4, Bologna -
Account 32748-75 - Code: ABI 88831 - CAB 02401
Cheque: Made out in Euro to: I&C srl
Payment acknowledgment or cheque must be sent to Organizing Secretariat enclosed to registration form.

Any cancellation must be notified in writing and will be as follows: refund of fees, less 50% handling fee, before September 15, 2003. No refund after this date.

Official Languages
English and Italian with simultaneous translation

Hotel Reservation
For any information please refer to Organizing Secretariat

Scientific Secretariat
Via Nosadella, 29 - 40123 Bologna - Tel./Fax 0516449632; E-mail:,;
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Organizing Secretariat
I&C srl, Via Andrea Costa 2, 40134 Bologna
tel 051-6144004 - fax 051-6142772 -