Increasing numbers of Europeans are choosing to move
to the countryside and to work there. They are opting for a
better quality of life and greater independence. They often
use the latest technology allowing them to work partially home.
Soho means Small Office Home Office, and refers mainly to independent
professionals who work from a home based setting.
The Soho/Solo Project
The Soho/Solo project is an EU project funded
by the Interreg Atlantic programme.
The Interreg IIIB 'Atlantic Area' Programme concerns
trans-national co-operation in regional development, its principal
objective is to enhance socio-economic cohesion and to reinforce
sustainable development initiatives within the Atlantic regions
of Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal and the Canaries.
The project is aimed at people who are thinking of starting
up a Soho Solo business in one of the Atlantic rural
The regions concerned are the Gers (France) Bahia Cadiz and
Canary Islands (Spain) Beira Interior (Portugal) and Cork (Ireland).
The project is coordinated by the Gers Chambers of Commerce
who also evaluate the work undertaken by the partners.