Ernest Urtasun was born on the 27th January 1982, has a degree in Economics and a post-graduate in International Relations.
When 15 years old, Ernest Urtasun joined the Green-Left Youth. In the organization he was a member of the executive committee, responsible for international relations and coordinator of the local group of Barcelona. He was a candidate at the local elections in 2003 and 2007, and at the European elections in 2004.
On a European level, Ernest Urtasun was spokesperson of the Federation of Young European Greens and a member of the Bureau of the European Youth Forum, representing the organization to the Copenhagen Climate Summit in 2009.
He coordinated the delegations of ICV at the European Social Forums in Florence, Paris, and London.
In 2007 Ernest Urtasun took on the responsibility of Head of International Relations of ICV, where he coordinated, together with Jordi Guillot, the ICV's admission to the European Green Party. He was Vice- President of the Catalan Council of the European Movement and in 2009 he ran again for the European Parliament.
Professionally, Ernest Urtasun was adviser to Raul Romeva from 2004 to 2008. In 2010, he entered the Spanish Diplomatic Service, where he developed different responsibilities at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation. Until a few months ago, Ernest Urtasun was Diplomatic Adviser to the Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean, an international organization based in Barcelona.