Last updated: 14/3/2024

Basic Information

Geographic area
Institutions and agencies involved
Population group
Working age group

Programme Details

Programme objectives

This programme, gives vulnerable workers the opportunity to fulfill communitarian tasks for a 8 month period, receiving a subsidy called support to labour insertion (apoyo a la inserción laboral). The tasks to be developed are aimed at improving and recovering the institutions valued by the community.

Start date

Targeting and eligiblity

Eligibility criteria
Adults between 18 and 65 years, in social and economic vulnerability, with basic education incomplete, and unemployed for more than two years in the inscription date.

Coverage and other information

Type of benefits
The participants develop formative and operative activities for a total of 30 hours weekly (24 hours of operational work and six of capacitation. The work to develop aims to improve and recover the institutions valued by the community.
Amount of benefits
2.35 times the value of the Benefits and Contribution Basis (Base de Prestaciones y Contribuciones BPC). The current BPC value is UYU 5.660 (2023).
ECLAC n.d. “Uruguay Trabaja“. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Non-contributory Social Protection Programmes Database website. Accessed 23 February 2024. Available at: Government of Uruguay. Normativa y Avisos Legales del Uruguay. "Decreto N° 3/023". Accessed 23 February 2024. Available at:
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
The works are supervised by social organisations and pubic entities selected by the Ministry, which will be responsible for the implementation of the training programme.