Dr. Tilen Gorenšek

2024 IVLP Impact Award Project: Creation of Digitized Learning Content on Cybersecurity Using the YUNO Learning MethodSlovenia

Dr. Tilen Gorenšek works at Slovenia’s Ministry of Digital Transformation, where he subsidizes the development of basic and advanced digital competences of youth, the working population and the elderly, and engages in activism for cyber-related topics and against disinformation. Tilen previously served as the Director of an NGO focused on digitalization of society, with a special emphasis on cybersecurity. He has extensive experience connecting with leaders in government agencies, local level institutions, the private sector, civil society organizations, media and academia to deal with policies on digitalization of society in a holistic manner.

IVLP Impact Award Project: Creation of Digitized Learning Content on Cybersecurity Using the YUNO Learning Method

The project is dedicated to revolutionizing online cybersecurity education for youth by providing engaging and effective lessons targeted at primary school students. The YUNO learning method, which prioritizes mindful learning, personal connection, and cognitive compatibility, will provide the framework for these cybersecurity lessons. Tilen hopes that this project will ultimately enhance cyber safety awareness and literacy among children, parents, and educators. 

“...We implement the YUNO teaching method to foster mindful learning in a sanctuary-like environment. Through high-quality content, we deepen understanding and enhance cyber safety awareness among children, parents, and educators alike.” - Dr. Tilen Gorenšek 

IVLP Exchange Experience 

Tilen participated in the IVLP Project: Promoting Cybersecurity II organized by the U.S. Department of State and Meridian International Center, in partnership with WorldBoston, World Affairs Council of New Hampshire, Columbia Council for Internationals, and Utah Global Diplomacy.  

Tilen’s exchange experience led to the development of his project: “My IVLP journey…ignited the spark for my IVLP Impact Award project. From the corridors of power to the innovation hubs, each city provided invaluable insights and perspectives on cybersecurity. Inspired by these experiences, my project aims to blend the wisdom gained with the innovative YUNO teaching method, creating engaging and effective cybersecurity education materials.” 

“This [IVLP] journey reinforced my commitment to empowering communities with vital knowledge, ensuring a safer digital future for all.” – Dr. Tilen Gorenšek 

U.S. Communities Visited

Washington, DC; Boston, MA; Manchester, NH; Columbia, SC; Salt Lake City, UT 

Country: Slovenia 

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