YouRock is an online youth employability network for Europe. It helps people with no employment history or few qualifications to create a strong dynamic profile.
A prototype was developed at a hackathon in Lithuania, supported through crowdfunding and investment from international cable company Liberty Global. YouRock is based on a ‘personality-type-test’ where young people can discover their work skills hidden in their everyday activities and gives them the vocabulary of business to describe them.
The system creates a personalized ‘diamond’ graphic that presents the primary skills of the individual that means users with no employment history or few qualifications will not be disadvantaged. In addition to this, the user can makes links to content showing their skills which can also be endorsed by others.
This innovation was one of the finalists in the European Social Innovation Competition 2014 run by the European Commission with support from Nesta.