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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.

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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.

Stine Jensen – Linguistic Terminologist

Born in 1986 and from Copenhagen, Denmark. Holds a BA in international business communication, Spanish and European Studies at 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 certificate of attendance.


Trainees


 

Djamila Klein

Djamila was born in 1995 in Saarlouis, Germany and grew up with German-speaking parents in France. Little by little she became her parents’ “interpreter”, helping them to communicate with French speakers in all kinds of everyday situations. Alternating between two languages and cultures through her life has trained her to constantly switch her thinking from one language to another, resulting in her not having one mother tongue but two. Since then, she has strengthened her linguistic and cultural knowledge by attending a French and German high school, obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Franco-German intercultural studies from the Université Clermont-Auvergne/Universität Regensburg. She also holds a Master’s degree in Translation (DE/EN>FR) from the ITIRI in Strasbourg. Her Bachelor thesis was dedicated to bilingual people’s aptitude for becoming translators and interpreters and her Master thesis was a medical translation from German into French about how to diagnose child abuse. In her free time she likes to learn and teach languages and to do tourism.

 

Ioannis Bersos

Ioannis  was born in 1992 in Thessaloniki, Greece. He studied German Language and Literature at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Translation at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz. He has worked as an academic assistant at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz. He participated in various academic projects within the university. He speaks Greek, German and English and he is passionate about photography. His master’s thesis was on the languages that refugees who came to Germany in 2016 and 2017 speak.

 

Marta Guillén Martínez

Marta was born in 1994 in Alicante, Spain. She studied Advertising and Public Relations in the University of Alicante. During her university period, she wrote for and coordinated some sections in the student’s online newspaper and organised events/seminars. She’s interested in copywriting, journalism and creativity in general. She did a European Voluntary Service of 12 months in Milan (Italy) about communication and European youth mobility, working as a facilitator in Erasmus+ Youth Exchanges. She has three passions: travelling, writing (she has her own personal blog, “Experta en no serlo”) and petting her dogs. Marta speaks Spanish, English, Italian and Catalan and she’s really looking forward to add more languages to the list!

   mf-traineeMairead Finlay

Born in England, Mairead first studied Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, London, before studying Politics and French at the University of Bristol, spending her Erasmus year doing Translation (FR-EN) at the University of Geneva. Coming from a journalistic, communications-based background, she has previously worked as the editor for a technology magazine in Lisbon, freelance for newspapers in her home country as well as a content writer and SEO consultant.

Olga Vamvaka

Born in Greece in a Czech family. She holds a BA in International Relations and Organisations and an MA in Translation (EN/FR>EL). Her master’s thesis was a terminology project on Industrial Robotics in collaboration with the WIPO terminology unit. Her working experience includes language teaching, voluntary translation for the national theatre of North Greece, and traineeships in translation companies and the ministry of Foreign Affairs. She has represented the AUTH in the TEF2017 presenting a poster on terminology. She likes hiking and literature.

 

Former Trainees

 

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