The method of co-researching is the main method that we use in our association. This method is based on the systemic innovation model formulated by Pasi Pohjola and Juha Koivisto (2013), where development is seen as a networking process, an interaction by various actors and elements, and as unlinear. Former service users, young people, work as an equal relationship with different professionals, students and researchers.

The principles of the method are acting within a relationship, voluntary participation, empowerment, equal and open expertise, trust, cooperation and co-planning, influencing and ethics (Kati Palsanen, 2013). This method makes our association special and unique.