The faculty council has approval and advisory rights on a range of faculty matters, including - but not limited to - education. By doing so, it functions as a representative body of both students as scientific and support staff with regards to important decisions. As a student, you can run for one of the four available seats during the University Elections.
The faculty board and the faculty council meet once per six weeks to discuss current affairs; these meetings are public. The meetings are guided by an agenda that is drafted by the council and the board together, this agenda includes a set of documents that the board would like to discuss with the council. If the council requests information on certain issues, it can also submit written questions, on which the board is obligated to answer.
For more information on the tasks and responsibilities of the council, take a look at the faculty regulations and the regulations of the council.