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:
- half of the members are selected and appointed by the Flemish Government on the basis of specific expertise and on the basis of specific representativeness relating to the subject worked on by the permanent work committee;
- half of the members are selected and appointed by the Flemish Government on the basis of specific expertise and on the basis of a recommendation from the MiNa Council.
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.