Born in 2009, through a collaboration between ESN and Pernod Ricard, from the idea that events are even better if they are enjoyed responsibly, Responsible Party is a prevention programme aimed at reducing binge drinking amongst young adults.

 It is about promoting a balanced lifestyle and empowering young adults to decide for themselves. At this date, the programme is implemented in 33 countries and has reached more than +470 000 students.



The project has two main goals:

o Raise awareness among young adults about the risk of overconsumption of alcohol

o Reduce alcohol-related harm during student events



o Responsible Party can be activated during any normal party. It is not the theme, but rather the label that provides a safer and more responsible environment for students. Is a non-branded programme.

o ESN volunteers serve as ambassadors of the programme. Through the distribution of informative and responsible material (leaflets, gadgets, condoms, water, etc.), they inform their peers how to make good decisions and enjoy alcoholic beverages responsibly. Ensuring the event runs smoothly!

o Responsible Party empowers party-goers as well as its Ambassadors so they can actively engineer memorable events. Working with a peer to peer approach, we are never killjoy but cool and friendly people acting to MAKE GOOD TIMES UNFORGETTABLE. Creating good times where different personalities meet and lasting international friendships get started - that’s what we’re about.



Responsible Party was scientifically and independently evaluated by the French Foundation for Research on Alcohology (FRA) between 2015 and 2017.

Students gave their feedback through an online survey based upon validated questionnaires (such as AUDIT, World Health Organisation) considered as leading throughout the scientific community.

The questionnaire was brought to their attention at the beginning and at the end of the exchange period (or the academic year for local students) and was aimed at observing their patterns of alcohol consumption and measuring the effect of their exposure to the Responsible Party programme.

Some results:

88.8% consider it useful

61.4% reported a modification of their alcohol-related behaviours

74.5% considered that distribution of water and responsible drinking message as clear and useful

The final report of the evaluation



Responsible Party goes on digital! 

During the tough times we were all facing in spring 2020, we have decided to launch the #SharingGoobVibes movement on Facebook and Instagram

We have a dream: parties with no abuse — just great memories. 

Today, we advocate pooling our skills to make good times unforgettable.



Ready to test your knowledge and learn more about healthy habits?

 Check out the Responsible Party E-learning!