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 cosmopolitan character of the Canaries has been determined by its geographical position between three continents, which has converted the archipelago into a crossroad, a passing place and a port for numerous cultures. Since the conquest, hybrid society and hospitality have been defining characteristics of the Canarian population.
The mixture of cultures has left a veritable mark on the Canarian throughout history, in his actions and customs, beyond the migrations; the development of tourism in the 20th Century, facilitated by the mild Canarian climate, has taken the hospitable nature of the islands to the extreme.
Today, the presence in the Canaries of people coming from diverse parts of the World, whether passing through or to stay, is evident in the consulates, numbering more than fifty, and the existing regional houses