Intervention à l’Assemblée Générale de la NLS le 27 juin 2020

Intervention à l’Assemblée Générale de la NLS le 27 juin 2020

Alexandre Stevens


Chères et Chers Collègues,

Au moment de prendre la présidence de la NLS je tiens à vous dire d’abord le grand plaisir que j’ai eu de travailler avec l’équipe précédente. Bernard Seynhaeve a fait franchir à la NLS une étape décisive vers ce qui est le fondement d’une école de Lacan, la formation du psychanalyste. En témoigne la formidable Journée de Gand en septembre 2019 sur la Passe et l’Interprétation.

Mais je veux aussi souligner le courage — je n’hésite pas sur le mot — qu’il lui a fallu pour décider d’annuler le Congrès de Gand qui devait avoir lieu ce week-end. Ce fut une décision douloureuse pour le président qui avait mis tant d’effort à nous mener à ce débat sur l’interprétation. Cela mérite notre respect.

Quand Bernard m’a demandé d’être vice-président il y a deux ans, j’ai immédiatement accepté, réjoui de retrouver la NLS que j’avais eu l’occasion de présider à ses tout débuts et cela m’a permis de mesurer le formidable chemin parcouru, grâce à votre travail décidé. D’une école en formation, des débats cliniques intenses du début, des premières extensions de certains groupes à la situation d’aujourd’hui qui est celle d’une école pleinement assumée dans sa fonction, de l’engagement dans la formation du psychanalyste, sans oublier une extension ample, que de chemin parcouru.

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Lacanian Review Online and Covid-19 pandemic

Уважаеми колеги,
Lacanian Review Online (LRO) публикува много статии на английски език като отговор на пандемията Covid-19.

Те са полезни, давайки думи за дупката, която кризата разкрива. Може би сте ги виждали да пристигат в пощенските ви кутии.
Тук ще намерите първите 6 текста в pdf формат, които можете да споделите. Можете също така да имате достъп до тях на уебсайт на NLS:

С най-добри пожелания,
Секретариат на НЛС

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Dear colleagues,

Given the context, we met by Skype last Sunday with an Expanded NLS Council and yesterday with the Executive Committee. 

This Expanded Council meeting was particularly intense. We have had an echo of the emergence of this real in our community. 

We are still in this moment of comprehending. There are no signifiers to fill the hole in knowledge that is presenting itself to us. We must consent to it. Only two signifiers stand out now: Dignity and silence. 

It occurred to me that it was necessary not to hold the NLS Congress this year in Ghent. The Ghent Congress is therefore canceled. 

Thank you to all those who worked for it, and to the many authors of the texts that were sent to me. These texts cannot be published, and therefore belong to their authors.  


Thank you also to the authors of the Cuts. 

The Congress Blog will nevertheless remain consultable.

Thank you Els, for the ardent desire that emanates from you, and to your entire team on the Organizing Committee.


Bernard Seynhaeve

Communique from the Council and the Executive Committee of the EFP

Communique from the Council and the Executive Committee of the EFP


Dear colleagues,

The spread of Coronavirus has quickly entered the daily life of our countries, our cities, our families. And unexpectedly, as a disturbing agent, it has entered the life of our analytic community. A few days ago, this virus was defined by the World Health Organization as a pandemic; its spread has become planetary. After its initial development in China, where its dissemination seems to have stopped, it has found its epicenter in Europe, firstly in Northern Italy. States are taking steps to contain its spread and reduce its devastating effects on health and on the economy.

With this Communique, the Council and the Executive Committee of the EFP intend, above all, to send a message of solidarity to all countries, communities, families and people affected by this pandemic, and to all our colleagues who are currently experiencing, at various levels, the concern produced by the development of this pathology.

Secondly, we verify that this situation radically modifies, as occurs in all aspects of collective life, the functioning of the life of our analytical community. The Congresses, the international, national and local activities that punctuate our work for the School under normal circumstances, are being gradually canceled or delayed due to the spread of the virus, for obvious reasons relative to health prevention, and according to the measures adopted by government authorities of each State. 

Moreover, the incidence of this pandemic intimately concerns the exercise of analytical practice in those places where contagion has become dramatic: avoiding physical contact, as indicated by health authorities, in the countries where the spread of the virus has spiked - principally in Italy -, has rendered problematic the analytical session in its normal operation. This raises a series of unprecedented problems for us, to which we are confronted in this urgent situation, and which concern the life of the analytical discourse in times of an epidemic such as the current one.

The European Schools of Psychoanalysis, and in particular their Presidents, are at work in this unprecedented situation to be able to, within the context of the EFP Council, face up to the problems that this entails for the transmission of psychoanalysis and for the exercise of its practice, both in Europe and in the world.



Domenico Cosenza, for the EFP Council and Executive Committee: 

Loretta Biondi (president of SLP) 

Laurent Dupont (president of ECF) 

Angelina Harari (president of AMP)

Bernard Seynhaeve (president of NLS) 

Oscar Ventura (president of ELP); 

Maria Bolgiani (Secretary of EFP) 

Alide Tassinari (Treasurer of EFP)