READ-COOP SCE with limited liability was established on 1 July 2019, to sustain and further develop the Transkribus platform. Transkribus was developed within the Horizon 2020 “READ” EU project by a consortium of leading research groups from all over Europe, headed by the University of Innsbruck. See our milestones >>
Open to all institutions and individuals interested in historical documents
Democratically organized with a Board of Directors and a General Meeting
Discounts on all products and services for members
Direct benefits instead of shareholder value – stakeholders matter.
Customers can be owners and owners can be customers.
We are convinced that the organisational form of a European Cooperative Society enables us to carry out our work in a highly efficient, open, and democratic way.
READ-COOP is based on the EU directive on the European Cooperative Society (SCE) but it is open to members outside of the European Community as well.
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 meets 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 (State Court of Tyrol). The official registration number of READ-COOP SCE with limited liability is FN 520187g, our VAT ID is ATU74983823.