When you select a layout in the project bar, you have access to a property "Event sheet" in the property bar that allows you to "assign" an event sheet that will be executed by the layout.
All the layouts of your project can point to that event sheet. Their property needs to be set accordingly though.
"Duplicating" an event sheet is not recommended, as global variables, for example, are unique and valid across all the project, so they won't be duplicated and there is no need for that.
At last you can also include an event sheet inside another event sheet.
If you are still having issues, do post a copy of your project to help others help you.