Responsible Party

About Responsible Party

"Responsible Party" is a pan-European awareness campaign created by Pernod Ricard as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility policy. « Responsible Party » is also the Pernod Ricard commitment at the European Alcohol and Health Forum.

The goal of the program is to raise awareness among students on responsible drinking and to contribute to the reduction of excessive and inappropriate consumption of alcohol among young adults.

The program is composed of a toolkit containing prevention and information tools (breathalyzers, BAC estimators, info flyers, the website) so that students can make informed decision when they decide to party and drink alcohol. Additional promotion items (gadgets/videos/Facebook page etc.) support the prevention campaign.

The main messages of the program expressed through posters (created in cooperation with Publicis) are: moderate consumption / don't drink and drive / don't imitate your friends / eat before the party / alternate with soft drinks.

"Responsible Party" is designed to help student associations organize safe and responsible parties. Student parties' organizers become Ambassadors of Responsible Party by promoting responsible drinking rules and tips among student during parties. Currently, the main Pernod Ricard partner for the implementation of the program is Erasmus Student Network (ESN).

So far, 38 parties have been organized in 17 countries reaching more than 26 000 students.

The program is evaluated by an independent third party – the Generation Europe Foundation.

How to organize a Responsible Party

You will find here all you need to know about the particularities of a Responsible Party and tips that will help you to organize it.

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Tips for a Responsible Party
  • Don't go to the event on en empty stomach!
  • Take drinks at reasonable intervals so good company prevails and nobody gets drunk!
  • Avoid shots, bottoms up and paying rounds!
  • Let the glasses be empty before you ask for a refill!
  • Keep track of how many drinks you have had!
  • Alternate alcoholic beverages with soft drinks!
  • Avoid drinking games!
  • Accept a drink only when you really want one!
  • Don't drink and drive!
  • Beware of urbanlegends: remember coffee does not "sober up" intoxicated people and neither do cold showers!

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The Campaign