The Centre was established in 1990 as non-commercial private research institution. Since then it has carried out a series of nation-wide surveys on the perception and management of transformation risks in Bulgaria. The Centre has been the sociological focal point for research and advising on the preparation of the new Master Plan of Sofia. Projects on municipality level the most detailed being the studies on the municipality of Pernik documented the tensions of the restructuring of local economy and its implications for the changes in the social structure.
In 1997-2001 the Centre was the organiser of the UNESCO/MOST international comparative research project Personal and Institutional Strategies for Coping with Transformation Risks in Central and Eastern Europe. Joint studies were organized with the World Society Foundation (Zurich), the Research Centre CERFE (Rome), the International Centre for Comparative Research (Vienna-Paris), the Social Science Research Centre (Berlin), the Comparative Charting of Social Change Group, etc.
In the framework of research projects and with various institutions (UNESCO, The International Social Science Council, Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Goethe-Institute, etc.) the Centre has organized international conferences, symposia and workshops. In particular, in 2000 and 2002 the Centre organized Sessions of the UNESCO/ISSC Summer School Comparative Research in the Social Sciences. 7 books were published by REGLO in 1990s in English.