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16/05/2012

An ESF co-funded television programme in Estonia is popularising science as a career and winning awards

Voted the best educational programme in Europe, the Rocket 69 television series is a real success story as regards the popularisation of science among young people. Based on an earlier ‘Science Bus’ ESF project, Rocket 69 offers young people an entertaining and attractive introduction to the world of science and technology with the aim of encouraging them to take up scientific and technical careers. The project is part of the Estonian Science Foundation’s ‘We Know’ programme, which aims to reverse the falling number of young people choosing technical specialisations and to ensure the country has the human capital to drive an innovative, technology-based society.