Article 19.

1.

The Government of Flanders may set up consultation platforms consisting of stakeholder government bodies, institutions and organisations governed by private law involved in the management of one or more categories of waste or the management of one or more material cycles, as well as stakeholders from the broader civil society. The Government of Flanders shall designate the parties involved. OVAM may designate additional parties involved.

The purpose of the consultation platforms mentioned in subparagraph 1 includes:

1 achieving a coordination of measures taken by public and private actors at different stages of one or more material cycles with a view to the attainment of the objectives mentioned in Article 4;
2 achieving an exchange of information between public and private actors with respect to the management of material cycles;
3 following up and evaluating the implementation of measures.

2.

Consultation platforms shall be set up, inter alia, in the framework of:

1 the design, follow-up and assessment of the prevention programmes mentioned in Article 17;
2 the justification of derogations from the hierarchy mentioned in Article 8;
3 the design, follow-up and assessment of the environmental policy agreements mentioned in Article 20;
4 the design, follow-up and assessment of the implementation plans for the management of material cycles and waste mentioned in Article 18.

3.

The Government of Flanders may lay down further rules for the creation and functioning of the consultation platforms mentioned in paragraph 1.