As part of the international competition E-Rare-3 European Research Projects on Rare Diseases, the ARSACS project entitled “PREPARE” led by Dr. Matthis Synofzik (Germany) was selected for phase 2 of the competition. A total of 234 projects were submitted and 51 were selected. The next step of this funding competition is the production of a request no later than June 2nd 2015. Six countries are involved in the project: Germany, Netherlands, France, Canada, Italy and Turkey.