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Terminology Coordination

Who we are

Rodolfo Maslias

Rodolfo Maslias – Head of TermCoord

Born in 1957 in Thessaloniki (GR). Studied languages (mainly German, French, Spanish) and law. Post-graduate in German classical theater. Translator at the EP since 1981. ECQA certified terminology manager.

Ida Mareckova – Communication Team Coordinator

Born in Slovakia. Translation and Interpretation studies at Comenius University in Bratislava, then completed post-graduate studies in Law and a PhD in German linguistics.  Ida came to Luxembourg in 2003, working as a translator in the Slovak Translation Unit until April 2007. From 2007, she worked in the PreTrad Unit before joining the TermCoord team in December 2018. Apart from various activities with her small son, Ida likes to swim, practising yoga and reading.

Viola Pongracz

Viola Pongracz – Linguistic Coordinator

Born in 1975 in Hungary. Studied English, linguistics and literature at the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, then post-graduate studies in economics, with specialisation in EU studies. 2003-2011 translator in the Hungarian Translation Unit. ECQA certified terminology manager.

Theodora Dourda

Theodora Dourda – IT Coordinator

Born in 1964 in Germany, but of Greek nationality. Translation studies at Heidelberg University. 1989-1997 translator in the German unit, 1997-2008 IT Unit.

Clara Machado

Clara Machado – Assistant IATE, Helpdesk

Clara was born in Portugal and holds a degree in Languages, Literature and Culture from the Faculdade de Letras, University of Porto. She worked in the Analysis and Documentation Unit of the Translation Directorate of the Court of Justice. ECQA certified terminology manager.

Violina Stamtcheva

Violina Stamtcheva-Andreeva – IATE Coordinator

Bulgarian, Master’s degree in German and English philology in Sofia and Berlin, PhD in translation studies in Vienna. 2007-2010 a translator in the Bulgarian unit. ECQA certified terminology manager.

Darija Brinc

Darija Brinc – IATE Coordinator

Daria Brinc, born in Slovenia, studied English and German and the University of Ljubljana. 2009-2015 translator and terminologist in the Slovenian translation unit. ECQA certified terminology manager.

Mercedes Mosquera

Mercedes Mosquera Gonzalez – Administrative Assistant

Born in 1972 in Bonn, Germany. 1989-2016 lived in Madrid and studied at the Mary Ward College in Madrid for an International Executive Assistant degree.

Stine Jensen – Linguistic Terminologist

Born in 1986 and from Copenhagen, Denmark. Holds a BA in international business communication, Spanish and European Studies from Copenhagen Business School, and a MA in Translation and Intercultural Mediation, Spanish and English, from the University of Salamanca. 2015-2018 translation trainee, assistant and translator and terminologist at the Danish translation unit. ECQA Certified Terminology Manager – Advanced.

 


Trainees


 

 

Julia Pages

Born in France in a French Peruvian family, Julia first studied tourism in Paris and worked for a Latin American Tour Operator in Lima for a few years before studying translation. She holds a Master’s Degree in Translation (EN/ES/FR>ES/FR) from the Paris Diderot University. Her Master’s thesis was a translation and terminology project on Deep Neural Networks in the field of cosmography. She has previously worked as a translator and project manager in the medical imaging field and as a freelance translator. She is now taking a Master’s degree in Corpus Linguistics and is working on a medical terminology thesis which addresses the phenomenon of diastratic variation in diabetes terminology.

Carlos Bayona

Carlos was born in 1992 in Jaén, Spain. He studied Translation and Interpreting at the University of Granada. He spent his Erasmus year doing Translation and Language Studies at the University of Liège, Belgium. Being passionate about languages and cultures, he spent three months in Millau, France, doing an Erasmus traineeship in the field of tourism (outdoor sports). As soon as he finished his BA in 2014, he moved to Paris, France. He worked as a Spanish teacher assistant and as an international relations assistant officer at UPMC. He also holds a Master’s degree in French Studies from the University Paris-Sorbonne and Complutense of Madrid. During his studies in Paris and Madrid, he was involved in interesting projects in the field of education and linguistics. He speaks Spanish, French, English (in that order), and he also studied Dutch. In his free time, he likes travelling and doing fitness.

 

Santiago Chambó

Born in 1992 in Granada (ES). Studied Translation and Interpreting (ES>EN) at the University of Granada. Has previously worked as a freelance translator, language teacher and research assistant in the LexiCon Research Group at the University of Granada. Currently studying a MA in Translation with a focus on Scientific Translation, Terminology and Corpus Linguistics. Passionate about everything that has to do with language, knowledge representation, scientific dissemination and nature. Also studies Environmental Sciences through distance learning as a hobby. Enjoys hiking, good food, gardening and keeping up with the latest advances in science.

 

   Annemarie Menger 

Annemarie was born in 1990 in Ulm, Germany. She studied elementary education at the University of Würzburg and at the Eastern Illinois University in the US.  She holds a teacher’s degree in the form of the First German State Examination for Elementary Education, a BA in Cultural Basic Skills and an additional degree in Global Systems and Intercultural Competence from the University of Würzburg. She has worked as a language teacher at the University of Cádiz, Spain and in the project ExpoLugha in Tunisia.  Currently she is a student of the MA in Learning and Communication in Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts at the University of Luxembourg, where she has worked as a student event coordinator for the international conference Transatlantic Dialogue. Among other things she is especially interested in education and intercultural communication. She enjoys travelling and all kinds of creative activities.

 

Cosimo Palma

In order of importance:
I am Cosimo, but I am also Christian; Naples has been for me the origin, the hell and the heaven, a twenty-two years long skin-caponising pyroclastic yet anesthetizing still puzzling enantiodromia from which  I needed a break.
I live in Trier for  three years, during which I worked, studied, graduated, made many friends and eventually got married to a sweet vietnamese bánh bao.
My first and last complete work-experience has been at the Eurocontrol in Kirchberg, where as Web Developer trainee I supported the agency´s trainingzone website.
I studied philosophy, historical philosophy, philosophical history and history in the redundant Naples, computational linguistics and informatics in the city of Marx.
Language enthusiast and chess player in the free time, for the next five months I will spend my busy time in the Tower A of the European Parliament in Luxembourg, trying to do my best in the communication as well as in the operational department of the Terminology unit.

 

Former Trainees

 

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