Who We Are

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 PongraczViola 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 DourdaTheodora 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 MachadoClara 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 StamtchevaViolina 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 BrincDarija 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 MosqueraMercedes 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.

Daniel Puppan – Linguistic Coordinator

Born in Hungary. Studied chemical engineering at the Technical University in Budapest, then post-graduate studies in economics at the University of Economic Sciences in Budapest. He obtained a professional qualification in translation and interpreting  at the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest. For 2 years he worked for the University of San Francisco in the environmental management programme in Budapest. He came to Luxembourg in 2003 and worked as a translator in the Hungarian Translation Unit until February 2010. From 2010 until 2017 he worked as a client liaison officer in the Planning Unit. He was in charge of economic and scientific policies and DG EPRS. In TermCoord he is a member of the IATE team and he deals with Codict.

Božena Rudolf

Born In Slovenia, studied Theology at the University of Ljubljana, then post-graduate studies  in Political Science (American Studies). She started to work at the Council of the European Union in Brussels till July 2005, when she came to the EU Parliament in Luxemborg. She joined the Planning Unit as an assistant, dealing mainly with translation requests for the Committees, DG TRAD, Political Groups, Policy Departments and the Ombudsman. With the 1st of May 2019, she moved into a new service and became a member of the Terminology Coordination Team. Before entering into the EU Community field, she worked for the General Secretariat of the Government of the Republic Slovenia, Office for Religious Communities and prior to that for the Ministry of Agriculture (Department for EU and International Affairs), starting earlier at the main Institute for the Public Health of the State. As a young student she travelled around the whole Europe as a tourist guide, worked for the local Cabel TV, liked being involved into political presidential and parlamentarium campaignes. She still likes to travel, visit a new places, play a guitar, doing some sports and riding her new electronical scooter.

Martin DlugoschMartin Dlugosch – Rotating Terminologist

Born in 1963 in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia. Studied Applied Linguistics (English and Chinese) in Beijing and Germersheim (Mainz University) followed by post-graduate studies in International Marketing at Reutlingen University. Translator and linguistic coordinator at Amnesty International Germany, lecturer at Mainz and Bonn University and, since 2009, translator in Parliament’s German translation unit.


Elisa Callegari

Born in Italy in 1994, Elisa obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Translation and Interpretation in Turin in 2016, then she moved to France to pursue a two-year Master’s degree in Translation Studies at Paul-Valéry University of Montpellier. She speaks Italian, English, French and Russian. Having several fields of interest, Elisa completed a number of varied internships. She was an intern at the Volunteer’s Service of the State Hermitage Museum of Saint Petersburg and an intern at DGLFLF, the French commission of terminology and neologism. Successively, she co-operated with an independent translator and with a medical not-for-profit organization, where she translated the abstracts of some clinical trial systematic reviews. Besides terminology, translation and linguistics, she enjoys travels, art, hikes and oenology.

antonia pappaAntonia Pappa

Born in Greece in 1992. She holds a Bachelor degree of Communication, Culture and Media and she worked, for three years, for a newspaper and food magazines in Greece. During these years, she gained valuable experience in digital communication and journalism. She has also worked at the Onassis Cultural Centre of Greece as event manager’s assistant. Antonia is now taking a Master’s degree in International Marketing and Communication and is working her thesis about social media advertising. In her free time, she likes travelling, doing yoga and going for a walk with her dog.

Anna Cazzato

Born in the southern Italian peninsula of Salento, Anna lives in the southern tip of Sweden and has Italian and Swedish citizenship. She holds a Master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Padova (IT) and has completed postgraduate studies in specialised translation (English/Italian). She has held technical and project managing roles for international telecoms corporations in Italy, the UK and Sweden and is currently studying for the Tekom certification for technical writers. Passionate about the sea and environment, Anna is a professional scuba diver and spends almost all her spare time near or in the water.

Gilles Cappuccio

Born in 1995 in Italy. Studied languages (English, Spanish), graduated in translation and linguistics. Now, does a traineeship at the DG translation of the European Parliament.

Argita Shemaj

Communication trainee at the Terminology Coordination Unit of the European Parliament (Luxembourg). She holds a MSC in Computer Science from the University of New York in Tirana. Argita finished her BS degree in Telecommunication Engineering and has hands-on experience in website design, database development and digital marketing.

Mads RiseMads Rise

Born in 1994 in Hvidovre, Denmark. Has a BA in English and IT-based Marketing and Communication from the University of Southern Denmark. He has previously worked with Web Communication and Search Engine Optimisation but also have experience in Administration and Logistics. As a graduate in English and Communication, he is passionate about language, content creation and the latest in SEO. In his free time, he is an active runner, footballer and avid movie buff.

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