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QUEIROZ, Isabela Saraiva de et al. Strategies for strengthening community social networks: the experience of the Tupi and Lajedo neighborhoods in Belo Horizonte/MG. Pesqui. prát. psicossociais [online]. 2019, vol.14, n.3, pp. 1-15. ISSN 1809-8908.

The main objective of our research was to systematize strategies for strengthening a community network located in Belo Horizonte, demobilized as a consequence of conflicts between their leaders and by the strong presence of partisan political bias in their community relations. We tried to elucidate the factors influencing the engagement, motivation and political participation of the community in the networked actions in order to, from there, propose strategies for community strengthening. Method used was the participatory survey, with participatory observation and focal group chosen as data collection instruments. Some of the proposed strategies for reconfiguration of community network were to rethink the actual network, its objectives and operation, and to make actions related to the community and its history, in order to make the dwellers identify themselves and establish an emotional/affective relationship with the territory, towards the increase of the mobilization force and the effective participation of the community members.

Keywords : Community Psychology; Community networks; Social participation.

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