Ester Xicota

Ester Xicota

Current Positions



Work experience

Work experience
Oct 2009 - Dec 2010

Project Coordinator and Internal Strategic Consultant

Associació Nereo

  • Coordination of the Formar Project.

    • Development of awareness raising materials and activities within the nautical sector
    • Development of inter-sectoral debates on the benefits of introducing environmental considerations in the nautical businesses
    • Coordination of team members
  • Internal Strategic Consultant
    • Analisis of the organization's business structure
    • Development of the Strategic Plan for the organization. Main objectives:
      • Strengthening its institutional structure
      • Improving its human resources management
      • Improving its financial sustainability and autonomy
      • Increasing its social base
  • Study on citizens' perceptions towards the creation of a Marine Protected Area in Sant Feliu de Guíxols (Girona)
Jul 2004 - Jul 2007

Junior Researcher

Research Group on Environmental Management (ESCI-GIGA)

Main duties:

  • Development of management strategies that combine sustainability principles with ecoefficiency;
  • Collaboration in the European project eLCA2
  • Responsible of the European Project TRABOREMA to deal with socio economic study of the Prespa Lake area 
  • Group’s marketing and promotion activities
  • Grant management
Jul 2003 - Dec 2003


PRODECA (Exports Promotion Agency)

Main Duties:

  • Administrative tasks
  • Research on the possibilities of Catalan agricultural small andmedium enterprises in European markets
  • Research on water scarcity;
  •  Organization of promotional events, business meetings and fairs.