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Themed Years S cotland’s Year of Young People 2018 provided a nationwide opportunity to celebrate the incredible talents and achievements of young people in Scotland. This was achieved through the creation of a high-impact events programme which put young people at the centre of its development and delivery. EventScotland worked in collaboration with the events and festivals sector to develop a year-long, public-facing celebratory programme supporting new, cultural and sporting events along with festivals and enhancements to existing events. The events programme for YOYP2018 through co-design, participation and performance provided thousands of young people with an amazing chance to work with professional event organisers, who felt the co-design approach had brought them into contact with new networks, new audiences and partners. As part of the overall YOYP2018 legacy, EventScotland has developed a range of materials which provide background insight for any event or festival looking to adopt future co-design opportunities across their event design and delivery. Free online resources include digital case studies from a selection of YOYP2018 supported events including The National Theatre of Scotland and V&A Dundee, as well as a comprehensive report which includes a range of experiences, reflections and valuable insights from both young people and event organisers. Visit to view the YOYP2018 co-design resources. Co-designing a national events programme Year of Young People 2018 Partner Up P lanning an event or festival in 2020? The Year of Coasts and Waters 2020 event partner programme is now open. Sign-up is simple via an online form for public-facing events taking place throughout 2020 which connect with the celebratory theme. From sailing regattas to canal festivals, coastal inspired art exhibitions to food and drink festivals, the partner programme is a fantastic free opportunity to be included in promotion for the year. Give us a #YCW2020 wave W ith Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters 2020 (YCW2020) just around the corner, both EventScotland and VisitScotland are promoting the year through a variety of channels. A new user-generated content feature has recently been introduced to the consumer-facing YCW2020 promotional page which can be found at . This new feature harnesses the power, interest and influence from the events and festivals sector and beyond to showcase a range of images and content drawn from social media channels such as Instagram and Twitter. User-generated content helps inspire online visitors and gives them an authentic feel for the range of fantastic things there are to see and do in Scotland. Shine a spotlight on your event, favourite landscapes and things to see and do by sharing your Year of Coasts and Waters inspired images tagged #YCW2020 and #VisitScotland . New resources - co-designing a national events programme Over 230 events joined the non-funded event partner programme last year in celebration of Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018, benefiting from a free event listing on and inclusion on EventScotland’s social media channels. The event partner programme is open throughout 2020. For more information or to register your event today visit . @EventScotNews # perfectstage EventScotland