Permanent working committees are set up within the MiNa Council for nature policy, forestry policy, hunting policy, inland fishing policy, nature and environmental education (NME) and sustainable development.
The Flemish Government can set up other permanent working committees within the MiNa Council for parts or aspects of environmental policy for which specific expertise exists, and where specific target groups or social groups are approached.
The composition of these permanent working committees takes account of the balanced representation of men and women:
The MiNa Council delegates to the permanent working committees the preparation of the activities described in article 11.2.1, to the extent the activities are related to the policy that comprises the subject of the task of the work committee.
The MiNa Council always takes the final decision on the draft advice and other draft documents originating from the permanent working committees.
The MiNa Council obtains the resources for its operation and for the carrying out of its task from:
To investigate special issues the MiNa Council can make use of expert third parties, subject to payment or otherwise.
The MiNa Council can enter into forms of cooperation to complete its tasks including the following: