In the framework of its country monitoring work, ECRI examines the situation concerning manifestations of racism and intolerance in each of the Council of Europe member states.
ECRI’s findings, along with recommendations as to how each country might deal with the problems identified, are published in country reports. These reports are drawn up after a contact visit to the country in question and a confidential dialogue with the national authorities. ECRI's country monitoring deals with all member States on an equal footing. Monitoring cycles last some five years. ECRI's sixth monitoring cycle has begun in 2019.