Article 11.3.1. Composition

§ 1

The MiNa Council is made up of representatives of the social middle ground active in or involved with environmental policy, of independent experts in the environment or environmental policy, as well as representatives of the cities, municipalities and provinces.

 

§ 2.

The following organisations or groups from the social middle ground are represented in the MiNa Council:

  1. environment associations, including each organisation founded on private initiative and not for profit, that mainly has Flanders as its area of activity, with the key and unambiguous aim of the promotion of environment protection or nature conservation in the sense of article 1.2.1 of this decree, and that develops wide ranging policies to achieve this aim;
  2. social-economic organisations, including each organisation founded on private initiative and not for profit, that mainly has Flanders as its area of activity, with the key and unambiguous aim of defending the interests of employers and employees in the business community or specific economic sectors or branches of industry;
  3.  agricultural organisations, including each organisation founded on private initiative and not for profit, with the exception of the organisations mentioned in 1° and 2° that represent agricultural interests at Flemish level;
  4. organisations relating to open space, including each organisation founded on private initiative and not for profit, with the exception of the organisations mentioned in 1°, 2° and 3°, that represent a specific interest at Flemish level with regard to the economic or recreational use of the environment and nature in open space in Flanders;
  5. socio-cultural organisations representing the interests of consumers and families, including each organisation founded on private initiative and not for profit, with the exception of the environmental associations that at Flemish level represent the interests of consumers, families or other groups in society and therefore have an interest in the good state of the environment or nature in Flanders

 

§ 3

Independent experts are understood as including: academics, environmental experts who work for an independent consultancy or as self-employed, or other persons who on the basis of their experience, commitment or expertise have acquired competence as regards the achievement of the objectives mentioned in article 1.2.1 of this decree.