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.


Maja Pušpan – IT – External Contacts & Website

Maja is from Piran (Slovenia). She graduated in Translation Studies at the University of Ljubljana and began her “European experience” in 2005 in Brussels. 2006-2010 translator in the Slovenian Unit.

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.



Liam Kennedy

Tipperary (Ireland). Born in 1995, Liam has a BA in Journalism with French from Dublin Institute of Technology. As part of this course, he worked across many different medium platforms and produced newspapers, magazines, newsletters and radio programmes. During his time at college, he spent a semester living in Metz in the north-east of France where he studied at the Université de Lorraine, Metz. He also has an MA in Translation Studies from University College Cork. Liam has also had experience of working in both customer service and radio.

Veronica Lynn Mizzi

Veronica is from Siggiewi in Malta and was born in 1992. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Maltese and an MA in Translation and Terminology Studies from the University of Malta. She focused her MA dissertation on translating children’s literature. Worked as a journalist and sub-editor with a Maltese newspaper and online portal for 3 years before commencing her EU experience. She knows Maltese, English, Italian and a bit of French and Spanish.

Carolina Quaranta

Born in Torino, Italy, in 1992, she is a Linguistic Mediation Bachelor graduate who than completed an MA in Public and Political Communication at the University of Torino. During her studies, she spent a semester  in Germany thanks to LLP Erasmus, attending the Freie Universität of Berlin; interested in foreign languages, international politics, communication and new technologies,  she wrote her Master thesis about the communication of European energy policies across the newspapers of the European Union. She knows Italian, English, French, German, and a bit of Spanish.

Anais Gilkin

Anaïs Gilkin

Anaïs is from Liège and was born in 1992. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Translation and Interpreting, an MA in Translation and Terminology Studies and a Master of Science in Education from the Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium. She studied translation at the University of Salamanca in Spain during her Erasmus and developed her terminology skills during her internship at Termcat, the centre for terminology in the Catalan language established by the Government of Catalonia. Very interested in international politics, she focused her MA dissertation on Sharia and its impact on Muslim women. She knows French, English, Spanish and a bit of German and Dutch.

Former Trainees

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