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:
- co-operation with comparable advisory bodies outside the Flemish Region to exchange information and ideas about interregional, national, European and international environmental policy and policy relating to the environmental aspect of sustainable development;
- co-operation with other strategic advisory committees of the Flemish Region or the Flemish Community, to advise on policy affairs that cover different policy areas;
- co-operation with provincial and municipal environmental advice committees to exchange information and ideas on Flemish, provincial or municipal environmental policy