What is the difference between a jour-fixe gathering and a meeting?

Jour-fixe gatherings are organized on a regular basis and are attended, in principle, by the same group of participants. The purpose is to meet regularly and exchange opinions and ideas. Jour-fixe gatherings organized within the framework of the Health Benefits Initiative tend to include a small group of people, i.e. the number of participants is usually limited. It is an interactive event, i.e. all participants are allowed to join the discussion.

A meeting is not characterized by regularity. It can be a one-time or a recurring event. The purpose of a meeting is the acquisition of new knowledge. The topics change and the number of participants is, in principle, unlimited. The meeting format depends on the number of participants. If the number of participants is large, such a meeting is called a lecture. Although interactive participation is possible, it may be limited.