Petr Kantor


Petr Kantor has been professionally engaged in lecturing, coaching and counselling for the commercial sector, public administration and non-profit organizations since 2003. Since 1996, he has been working in the field of youth, particularly at the Association of Secondary School Clubs of the Czech Republic, implementing events for unorganised youth. He runs weekend meetings as well as youth camps in cooperation with European youth organisations focusing on self-development and youth initiatives. He runs school magazines and competitions for young musicians and young artists.
He works as a consultant for the Erasmus+ youth programme. He stood at the birth of several non-profit organisations in the Czech Republic and Poland. He is a member of the Association of Non-formal Education.
He graduated in cultural management from the Janacek Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno. These studies allowed him to discover creative approaches to addressing various situations. He also benefits from his experiences at Tokai University in Japan, where he graduated in economics and cognitive management. He has also participated in European projects, such as research on the effectiveness of the ENCATC – cultural network in Brussels and community planning in London. He applies his knowledge from abroad when managing social and educational projects.

Organization: ‘Petrklíč help’, Czech Republic

We want to design public spaces in two different locations: one in a village (500 inhabitants) and the second in a town (56,000 inhabitants from the Czech and Polish parts of Český Těšín and Cieszyn).
Through these public space activities we can discuss community needs. Activities like community gardening or furniture repair give us opportunities to talk in informal ways and get to know one another.
We want people in a given community to feel more in touch with their neighborhood by taking responsibility for public design. We would like to install special “Community boards” to share and develop citizens’ ideas.
We also want to compare the attitudes of people from the village and the town.