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Co-designing a national events programme

Th year 2018 was designated the Year of Young People (YoYP 2018), aimed to inspire Scotland through its young people by celebrating their achievements, valuing their contributions to communities and creating new opportunities for them to shine locally, nationally and on the international stage.

It provided a nationwide opportunity to celebrate the amazing talents and achievements of young people in Scotland through the creation of a high-impact events programme that put young people at the centre of its development and delivery, creating new and valuable experiences for young Scots, their families and visitors alike.

Working in collaboration with the events sector, our EventScotland team developed a year-long, public-facing celebratory events programme, designed to support both new, cultural and sporting events and festivals, and also enhance existing events.

As ‘co-design’ was central to the design and development of all activity, the YoYP 2018 events programme represented a genuine global first – the first national events programme ever fully co-designed by young people.

EventScotland has produced a set of insightful resources below which provide a useful resource for those engaging young people in event design and delivery:

YOYP2018 Report

Published November 2019

Co-designing a national events programme