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COPURA is an event management and communication company based in Karlsruhe, Germany with a representation in Brussels. We are specialized in European affairs. Our trademark is bringing together the right people and ideas, to improve communication between business, politics and those who have a vested interest in the European Union.
Christoph Raab has a degree in Economics and a certificate in Journalism. After his studies, he worked for the German government in Poland on media projects for the German minority. Following that, he undertook a Masters programme at the College of Europe. From 2002 to 2005, he was personal assistant to Karl von Wogau, MEP, in the European Parliament. In this period, he was involved in the establishment of the European Security Research Initiative (Group of Personalities in the field of Security Research). In November 2005, he founded COPURA, and has since been its Managing Director.
Wiebke Miara has worked at the Copura as Executive Assistant and Project Manager since April 2011. Before joining the ESRT she worked at JK Events, an event agency based in Brussels. She studied tourism management in Freiburg, Germany and worked for 4 years in London in the tourism industry at an incoming agency as Senior Operations Executive before she moved to Brussels in 2006.
Nannette Cazaubon has been working as Senior Editor for Copura and the ESRT since 2008. She studied literature in Bonn and Political Sciences at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (IEP). She first worked in Germany as an independent conference lecturer for different German political foundations and the German Bundestag. She lives in Paris since 1998, where she worked for two years as editorial assistant for the German magazine Der Spiegel before becoming an independent journalist specialised in the field of European security and defence.