The CUPESSE project consortium brings together a geographically diverse and multi-disciplinary team of senior- and rising junior researchers: economists, political scientists, psychologists, and sociologists. In addition, some of the partners have an additional competence in the field of education and combine a wide range of methodological competences. All project partners stand out through their scientific excellence, having published widely in leading international peer-reviewed scientific journals and holding experience in the planning and implementation of collaborative research.