Centre for Action Research and Democratic Societal Change

Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Centre connects researchers, practitioners and students working with action research seeking to strengthen democratic societal change. The purpose of the Centre is to strengthen and develop action research oriented towards democratic societal development in a Danish, Nordic and international perspective.

The Centre was established in 2011 building on ongoing critical research traditions at Roskilde University. Today the Centre is organised by the research group at Roskilde University in close collaboration with partners at University College Copenhagen, Aalborg University, and a number of partners at intuitions in Denmark, Scandinavia and Internationally.


The vision for the Centre for Action Research and Democratic Societal Change is to strengthen and make visible a critical action research profile. A profile of action research not merely being a method for collaboration between researchers and practitioners, but a way to enable democratic societal change.

Through its activities the Centre connect researchers, practitioners and students across institutions and organisations at local and international levels, and seek to build permanent partnerships with democratic initiatives in the wider society.


Researchers from Roskilde University are listed below. Researchers from other institutions are listed on the centre website: ruc.dk/en/researchers-centre-action-research-and-democratic-societal-change

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Research Output 2013 2018

Aktionsforskning og sociale læreprocesser i udsatte boligområder: en modfortælling til parallelsamfundsdiskursen

Frandsen, M. S. & Andersen, J., Apr 2018, In : Social Kritik:Tidsskrift for social analyse & debat. 30, 153, p. 41-51 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Consumers, clients or participants? Formal and informal collaboration with parents

Ahrenkiel, A., 30 Aug 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference abstract for conferenceCommunication

Den ufærdige fremtid: aktionsforskningens potentialer og udfordringer

Andersen, J., Bilfeldt, A., Jørgensen, M. S. & Perry, K. A., 5 Jul 2018, Den ufærdige fremtid : Aktionsforskningens potentialer og udfordringer . Bilfeldt, A., Jørgensen, M. S., Andersen, J. & Perry, K. A. (eds.). Aalborg: Aalborg Universitetsforlag, p. 5-18 14 p. (Serie om lærings-, forandrings- og organisationsudviklingsprocesser, Vol. 9).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Projects 2018 2022

Peer-talk som ressource for børns sproglige læring

Ahrenkiel, A., Holm, L. & Skytthe Kaarsberg Schmidt, L.


Project: Research


Fællesskab med nydanskere

Andersen, J.


Project: Research

Activities 2010 2019

Dit digitale arbejdsliv

Janne Gleerup (Speaker)
15 Jan 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conference


Et arbejdsmarked i forandring - nye udfordringer efter OK18

Janne Gleerup (Speaker)
27 Feb 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

Stærke arbejdsfællesskaber arbejdsmiljø anno 2019

Janne Gleerup (Speaker)
3 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution