A cooperation agreement between Laval University in Quebec (Canada) and the École Nationale Supérieure de Statistique et d’Économie Appliquée (ENSEA) in Abidjan was signed in July 2017, with a view to improving the training of students from both institutions, and to developing their teaching and research resources in the field of their competence through this collaboration.

This cooperation programme was the subject of a specific agreement. Several activities were envisaged, including: faculty exchanges; student exchanges; joint research activities; participation in seminars; exchange of scientific and teaching materials; joint training programmes and joint publications.