European Psychoanalytical Federation

The federation of psychoanalytical societies of Europe. The forum for scientific and institutional exchange.

The European Psychoanalytical Federation (EPF) is the scientific federation of all European psychoanalytical Societies and Study Groups belonging to the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA). Established in 1966-1969, today it consists of 43 Societies with nearly 5500 members and 2500 candidates in 32 countries in which 27 languages are spoken.

Freedom - Freiheit - Liberté

The 38th EPF Annual Conference in Dresden, April 4–6, 2025. Save the date!

Conference 2024 papers

NQAS 2024

The New Member Seminar is now the Newly Qualified Analysts Seminar. However, the organisation of this seminar remains unchanged...

The Case of Odysseus

10th Delphi International Psychoanalytic Symposium invites you to a pre-symposium online presentation and discussion of Michael Parsons’ paper Where is the Stranger at Home? The Case of Odysseus...

EPCUS 2024

October 3 – 5, in the EPF House, Brussels.

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EPF Societies

The innovative website section with the direct participation of the societies, which includes...

The Red Book

A handbook about EPF – the "Red Book" contains the basic information about the EPF, its structure and its activities.

EPF House


Since late 2015 the EPF has its own house, situated in the Rue Gérard in Brussels. The House is open to all members and candidates of EPF societies. You can visit it during smaller EPF conferences, some of the EPF working groups meet here. House Gérard can also host other meetings aiming at European/international collaboration.

Upcoming Events

BPA Introductory Lectures

Psychoanalysis: Key Concepts and a Contemporary Perspective

Online (Zoom)

Jan. 10 – Jul. 3, 2024

Society Event

Psychoanalysts and their national identity



May. 24 – 26, 2024

Society Event

Exploring Irrationality in Self and Organization

An Experiential Working Conference for IPA Psychoanalysts

Porto Palace Hotel Thessaloniki, Greece

May. 24 – 27, 2024


The EPF Bulletin

Number 77 / 2023

35 Articles