Statutes

These are the statutes of the Helmuth-Plessner-Gesellschaft e.V.
from March 14, 1999, with changes made on March 28, 2003, April 22, 2005, and November 10, 2016.

The complete statutes can be downloaded here (in German).

Extract: § 2 Purpose of the Society

1. The purpose of the Society is to promote scientific research, particularly in the field of Philosophical Anthropology, and to preserve Helmuth Plessner’s intellectual heritage.
2. This purpose is realized primarily by organizing academic events, initiating research projects, and supporting scholarly publications.
3. After consulting with the Helmuth Plessner Fund at the University of Groningen (Netherlands), the Society decides on the allocation of funds from the Helmuth Plessner Fund in accordance with these statutes and the statutes of the Helmuth Plessner Fund.
4. The Society’s goals are exclusively and immediately nonprofit as defined by the section entitled “Tax-privileged purposes” of the German Fiscal Code. The Society’s activities are altruistic; its primary aims are not commercial. The Society’s funds may only be used for purposes in accordance with its statutes. Members neither receive profit shares nor payouts of any kind from the Society. No one may benefit from expenditures that are alien to the goals of the Society nor from disproportionally high compensation.

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