Chapter VI.
Common provisions


Section 1.
Administration and operation


Article 10.6.1. Translation not available

Section 2.
Consultative committee


Article 10.6.2.

The Flemish Government can set up a consultative committee on the proposal of the head of an agency mentioned in this title.


The Flemish Government can establish more specific rules relating to the task, the composition and the working of the consultative committee and introduce payments for its members.


Section 3.
Relationship with other administration levels, policy areas and parties, co-operation and co-ordination


Article 10.6.3.

Within the framework of their mission and tasks, the agencies referred to in this title contribute in co-operation within the policy area and coordinated by the Flemish Government and the department to:

  1. international, European, supraregional and interregional co-operation and decision making regarding the environment;
  2. stimulating the achievement of the objectives of environmental policy by means of other policy areas and the development of forms of co-operation to this end;
  3. the realisation of forms of co-operation with local authorities;
  4. the realisation of forms of co-operation with non-governmental organisations and interest groups.

Article 10.6.4.

Within the framework of their mission and tasks, the agencies referred to in this title contribute in co-operation within the policy area and coordinated by the Flemish Government and the department to:

  1. the complete conversion and application of international and European environment law and of the agreements of cooperation with the other regions;
  2. the communication strategy and planning for the policy area, including raising public awareness and providing information;
  3. the realisation of a broad social basis of support for their mission and the stimulation of social participation;
  4. coordinated target group policy for the policy area;
  5. the development of optimally integrated instruments for environmental policy;
  6. the determining of the information requirements, the integrated collection of data and information and integrated information management;
  7. the integrated control of the scientific research.