The READ COOP SCE with limited liability was established on 1st of July 2019 in order to sustain and further develop the Transkribus platform. We are convinced that the legal model of a European Cooperative Society gives us the opportunity to carry out our work in a highly efficient, open and democratic way.
READ-COOP is based on the EU directive of a European Cooperative Society (SCE) but it is open to members outside of the European Community as well.
With this governance model we are able to
Sharing is caring, or how members will benefit. The coop will
READ-COOP is run by the board of directors consisting of
University of Innsbruck
University of Edinburgh
The board is supervised and elected by the General meeting of all members which will meet at least once a year.
The statutes of READ-COOP SCE are the legal basis for our work. Please read them carefully. They are compliant with the EU directive on European Cooperatives as well as with national Austrian legislation and related laws. They were carefully set up with support from the Raiffeisen Association and approved by the Landesgericht Innsbruck (Court of Tyrol). The official registration number of READ-COOP SCE with limited liability is FN 520187g, our VAT ID is ATU74983823.
Our 1st General Meeting took place on Friday, 29th of May 2020 in Innsbruck. Due to the fact that many members are located far away from Innsbruck the General meeting was organized as a video conference.