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.


The 37th EPF Annual Conference is held in Florence from 22 to 24 March. The conference argument, programme, and all information are here.

Florence 2024: Submitted papers

Read in advance the papers submitted for the Florence conference

Programme at a glance

The Florence conference programme at a glance is here. Click on the link below to see or download it.

EPF Societies

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

The Sigourney Award 2023 Recipients

Distinguished judges evaluated submissions from an exceptional pool of global applicants, and four recipients’ work merited the prestigious award.

The Red Book

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

EPF Award to Haydée Faimberg

The EPF Award Ceremony took place on 25th March, in Grand Auditorium Louis Lumière during the EPF 2023 Conference in Cannes.

10 years of the PSS Summer Schools of Psychoanalysis

Psychoanalysis summer schools organized by the Psychoanalytic Society of Serbia started as part of the EPF project in 2014. Since then, 10 Summer Schools have been held.

The Journals of the EPF Societies

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the EPF Bulletin, we have introduced a new web page where some of the journals of the EPF societies are presented.

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


Sep. 20, 2023 – Mar. 20, 2024

Society Event

BPA Introductory Lectures

Psychoanalysis: Key Concepts and a Contemporary Perspective

Online (Zoom)

Jan. 10 – Jul. 3, 2024

Society Event

The EPF Bulletin

Number 77 / 2023

35 Articles