On 10 March 2020, the Moroccan Association of Presidents of Prefectural and Provincial Councils, the Moroccan Association of Regions and the Moroccan Association of Municipalities took part in the interactive workshop organized by the Economic, Social and Environmental Council on the subject of weekly souks as a lever for rural development, with a view to analyzing the powers of the three levels of local and regional authorities and engaging in collective reflection in order to preserve and modernize these souks, taking into account their role in economic development at the rural level, while safeguarding their social and cultural roles.