Year of Young People 2018

Year of Young People 2018 is a year-long programme of events, activities and ideas celebrating young people.

The year aims to inspire Scotland through its young people, celebrating their achievements, valuing their contribution to communities and creating new opportunities for them to shine locally, nationally and globally.

Objective 1: Provide a platform for young people to have their views heard and acted upon

Objective 2: Showcase the amazing talents of young people through events and media

Objective 3: Develop better understanding, cooperation and respect between generations

Objective 4: Recognise the impact of teachers, youth workers and other supporting adults on young people’s lives

Objective 5: Provide opportunities for young people to express themselves through culture, sport and other activities

There are six themes around which activity in Year of Young People will take place, all developed by young people. They are:

  • Culture
  • Education
  • Enterprise and Regeneration
  • Equality and Discrimination
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Participation

Young people’s participation in the planning of YOYP is being facilitated by Young Scot, Scottish Youth Parliament and Children in Scotland. This initiative is called Communic18, and the young people involved are co-design champions for the year. They will take part in funding panels, support activity in their local areas, take the lead in themed areas, and help to spread the word. For more information, email the YOYP Communic18 Team.

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