Co-creation & Community Action Research (CAR)


TCD research is build around the development, testing and evaluation of concrete initiatives. We work with:

Co-analysing the situation

Describing the characteristics of socially vulnerable local communities and neighborhoods

Co-creating interventions

Co-creating and co-implementing sustainable social and health promotion interventions in the local community

Co-evaluation actions

Empowering citizens to take ownership of the evaluation of interventions implemented in their own neighborhood

TCD is part of the international research network CAR, initiated by Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen.


CAR stands for Community Action Research and refers to an iterative development process that combines reflection and analysis with action in local communities.


With an origin in action research and participatory action research, CAR is a highly participatory approach to engage citizens, professional practitioners and researchers in joint efforts to develop, implement, evaluate and improve actions in accordance with the six steps of the CAR cycle

Read more about the CAR network

Contact information:

Research manager Paul Bloch: +45 3091 2920


Project coordinator Marie Petri: +45 2117 5091