April: German Ecoropa chapter established
Establishment of the German chapter of Ecoropa, the E.F. Schumacher Gesellschaft, with Ecoropa members Carl Amery as president and Peter Kafka as vice president.
September: Symposium "Towards an Ecological Economy"
ECOROPA Symposium "Towards an Ecological Economy – Unterwegs zu einer ökologischen Wirtschaftsweise" hosted by Ernst von Weizsäcker at the University of Kassel (Germany) 18-20. September with more then 100 participants.

Board and Committee of the E.F. Schumacher Gesellschaft

Carl Amery (President), Peter Kafka (Vice-President), Manfred Siebker (Vice-President), Max Winkler (Secretary General), Inge von Mengershausen (Tresurer)
Committee Members: Roswitha Hentschel (Chair), Ernst-Friedrich Lauppe (Vice-Chair), Rudolf Bahro, Herbert Begemann, Paul Blau, Herbert Bruns, Gisela von Canal, Jochen Deutschenbauer, Wouter van Dieren, Hans Peter Dürr, Theo Ebert, Felicitas Englisch, Iring Fetscher, Ossip Flechtheim, Hermann Fischer, A. Ganoczy, Wolf-Dieter Hasenclever, Wolfgang Harich, Werner Haverbeck, Jost Herbig, Robert Jungk, Reinhold Kaub, Edith Kuby, Konrad Lorenz, P.C. Mayer-Tasch, Alfred Mechtersheimer, Johannes von Mengershausen, Johann Baptist Metz, Klaus M. Meyer-Abich, Walter Molt, O.P. Obermeier, Denis de Rougemont, Herbert Scholz, Hans-Günter Schumacher, Otto Siebeck, Traudl Sladky, Frederic Vester, Hubert Weinzierl, Jörg Westerhoff, Heinrich Westphal, Josef Schmid, Wolfram Ziegler and Jörg Zink

"Towards an Ecological Economy"

Conference with contributions from: Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen, René Passet, Orio Giarini, Josef Huber, Wim Kok, Edward Goldsmith, Jean-Pierre Dupuy, Manfred Siebker, James Robertson, Robert Jungk, Rudolf Bahro, Roslyn Lindheim, Paul Blau, Majid Rahnema, the former Iranian Minister, then UN-representative Bamako and Ivan Illich who for the first publicly presented his thoughts on “Shadow Work”.